Michael Wacha, the leader on the Pitcher Money Won list at OddsShark, will be looking to pad bettors’ wallets once again on Friday night when he heads to the mound in a baseball betting matchup against the San Francisco Giants.
Wacha is 15-4 with a 2.80 ERA on the season, and he took a no-decision against the Giants on August 17 despite allowing just one run over seven innings of work. Mike Leake (9-6, 3.44 ERA) pitches for the Giants on Friday.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the San Francisco Giants in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 110 at BetOnline for Friday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-4.4 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Francisco Giants sport a record of 68-59 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 82-45 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs St. Louis injuries news.
The San Francisco Giants sit at No. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 10 on the same chart.
The game also pits San Francisco Giants No. 11-rated offense, averaging 4.33 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.97 in runs allowed per game. The San Francisco Giants have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).
San Francisco owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.33 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis’s No. 1-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
St. Louis rolled to a 5-3 win against Arizona on Thursday, as C Martinez and the Cardinals’ bats led the team to victory at Chase Field.
The Giants hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when M Bumgarner struck out 12 batters in 9-1 victory on Thursday at AT&T Park.
- St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
- St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
- San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games at home
- San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
- San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at San Francisco, Saturday, August 29th