The San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals haven’t played their best baseball down the stretch, but a playoff spot is still very much in reach for both teams. The NL clubs open a crucial four-game series on Thursday at AT&T Park.
- The Cardinals are 3-1 SU in their last 4 games on the road.
- The Giants are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games as home favorites.
- The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on the road.
Adam Wainwright and Johnny Cueto are slated to get the start. Wainwright (11-8, 4.45 ERA) is 5-6 with a 3.06 ERA in 13 games against the Cardinals after suffering a 5-1 loss to them on June 3 when he allowed two runs in seven innings.
Cueto (15-5, 2.90) is 6-8 with a 3.88 ERA in 21 career starts against the Cards. The Giants are 20-9 this season in games Cueto started.
UNDER bettors will want to pay attention to this game. The Cardinals have gone below the closing total in each of their last six games, while the Giants are 3-9 OVER/UNDER in their last 12.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, San Francisco sat as -150 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7, according to MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-2.0 win for the Giants on Thursday. 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
San Francisco (77-68) will face the 76-69 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs St. Louis injuries news.
The San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals odds would favor the Giants if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 12 in the current Odds – Shark
poll, while St. Louis is at No. 18.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has baseball’s No. 17-rated offensive output, at 8.85 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 16 on the list.
Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Cardinals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Chicago staff and losing 7-0 to the Cubs on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
San Francisco suffered a 3-1 loss against San Diego on Wednesday, as M Bumgarner wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at AT&T Park.
- St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
- St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- St. Louis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
- San Francisco is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco’s last 12 games
- San Francisco is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at San Francisco, Friday, September 16th