Sitting atop the Pitcher Money Won list here at OddsShark, St. Louis Cardinals righthander Michael Wacha will try to pay off for bettors once again on Monday night as he takes on the San Francisco Giants’ hitters in MLB betting action.
Wacha is 14-4 with a 2.93 ERA on the season, and he’s coming off a victory over the Pirates in which he gave up just two runs on nine hits over six innings. Chris Heston (11-7, 3.38 ERA) gets the ball for the Giants in Monday night’s matchup.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the San Francisco Giants listed as underdogs of 142 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-4.9 win for the Giants. 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 Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
75-41 St. Louis battles the Giants, currently with a 64-53 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs San Francisco injuries news.
The St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants odds would favor the Giants if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 9 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while San Francisco is at No. 8.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball’s No. 20-rated offensive output, at 8.66 hits per game. The San Francisco Giants average 9.33 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.
St. Louis owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 3.98 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco’s No. 8-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
M Bumgarner silenced the Nationals bats in a 5-0 victory last time out versus Washington at AT&T Park.
St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Marlins, who beat them 6-4 on Sunday behind a start from D Phelps at Busch Stadium.
- San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games
- San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games on the road
- St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of St. Louis’s last 22 games
- St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of St. Louis’s last 23 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Francisco at St. Louis, Tuesday, August 18th