The Chicago Cubs will send ace Jake Arrieta to the mound, as the team hopes to win their 10th consecutive game at home and sixth overall. Jake Arrieta is coming off a red-hot August in which he posted a 3.21 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in his past five starts – all of which were wins for the Cubs. Wrigley Field is the scene when the Cubs and San Francisco Giants clash Saturday.
- The Giants have lost their past six games at Wrigley Field.
- The UNDER is 9-3 in the Giants’ past 12 games on the road.
- Denard Span is the only player in the Giants’ lineup to record an extra-base hit against Jake Arrieta.
Madison Bumgarner enters his start on the worst stretch of games this season. MadBum has allowed 12 runs in his past three starts, the most he has surrendered in three consecutive starts. However, Bumgarner has gotten 28 runs of support in that span as well.
The Giants have been collapsing since the All-Star break, as the club has gone an abysmal 15-29 since the break. Oddly enough, the Giants have only been outscored by 12 runs in those 44 games.
San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Cubs bring a 87-47 record to the battle against the 72-62 Giants. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs San Francisco injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 4 and the San Francisco Giants sitting at No. 10.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.07 runs per game, against a San Francisco Giants offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.46 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.75 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).
Defensively, San Francisco features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.02 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.91 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Giants were saddled with a loss last time out in Albert Suarez’s start, as they lost 2-1 against Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field.
- San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 9 games
- San Francisco is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Francisco at Chicago, Sunday, September 4th