The St. Louis Cardinals will turn to righthander Adam Wainwright on Saturday night as they take on the visiting San Francisco Giants in the opener of this year’s NLCS.
Wainwright is 5-5 with a 3.11 ERA over his dozen career appearances against the Giants, and he picked up a no-decision in the NLDS against the Dodgers when he gave up six runs on 11 hits while fanning five in 4 1-3 innings.
The Giants will turn to lefthander Madison Bumgarner for the opener of the NLCS on Saturday night. Bumgarner has posted a 3-4 mark with a 3.97 ERA in his career against the Cardinals, and he took the loss against the Nationals in his only NLDS appearance (two earned runs in seven innings).
San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 6.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
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Computer Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.7-3.7 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.
San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 93-73 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 92-75 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs San Francisco injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 7-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 21-rated San Francisco Giants in this matchup.
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How San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup
The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 23-rated offense, averaging 3.84 runs per game, against a San Francisco Giants defense that ranks No. 8 at 3.73 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.45 hits per game so far, less than San Francisco Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.68 hits per game).
San Francisco brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals’s No. 7-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 12 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
St. Louis is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 9 games at home
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