The Giants have played better of late and they might be favored in baseball betting odds even though they are on the road.
MLB gambling normally favors home teams in baseball but the Chicago Cubs are simply not that good. They are a very popular team with the public but that means they are oftentimes overvalued, especially at home. For the most part this season the Cubs have struggled with their pitching staff, especially their starting rotation.
It is hard to have confidence in the Cubs vs. the baseball betting odds when they don’t have quality starting pitching. Perhaps the Cubs will start to get some of their pitchers back from injury but until that happens they could continue to struggle.
The Cubs and Giants don’t play that often but there are still some MLB gambling numbers to consider. Before this series began, the Cubs had won six of the last ten at home against the Giants.
Last year though the Giants won two of three at Chicago. Two of those games were pitching duels as the Giants won 1-0 behind Matt Cain while the Cubs won 2-0 behind Randy Wells. The other game was a 13-0 rout in favor of the Giants.
Four of the last six games in this series at Chicago have gone under the total in baseball betting odds and that could happen again considering neither one of these two teams has much offense.
The Cubs have been averaging just under four runs per game which is 19th best in the league and the Giants have been even worse as they are 27th in the league in runs per game at about 3.5. The under could be a good way to go vs. the MLB lines in this Saturday afternoon contest at Wrigley Field.
The difference between the Giants and Cubs is pitching. The Giants have been in the top 10 in the league in ERA while the Cubs have been near the bottom of the league. Carlos Zambrano has been Chicago’s best starter but his ERA is above four. San Francisco’s best starter has been Tim Lincecum and his ERA is more than a run better than Zambrano’s.
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