The St. Louis Cardinals will play the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. This NL matchup will begin at 4:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Midwest to catch the game.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants Odds
Both teams have equal -105 moneyline odds and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (-105 for the under and -115 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at Cardinals -1.5 runs (+140) and Giants +1.5 runs (-160).
The Cardinals have gone 45-42 SU this year and are 43-43 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 5.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.8 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 46-44 SU and 49-40 ATS. They’ve gained 7.0 units for moneyline bettors and 7.3 units ATS.
Giants games have had an over/under record of 43-44-2 thus far in 2018. The Cardinals have been a decent under bet with a total record of 37-45-4.
Carlos Martinez will get the start for St. Louis. The right-handed Martinez is 5-4 with a 3.20 ERA and 80 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts over nine innings).
The Giants are planning to start righty Jeff Samardzija (1-4, 6.56 ERA), who has 26 strikeouts and 23 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.68. Samardzija made two starts against the Cardinals in 2017, compiling a 0-0 record with a 0.60 ERA and 17 strikeouts.
San Francisco’s pitchers have given up 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The clubs starters have an ERA of 4.27, a WHIP of 1.36 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.1. The bullpen has a 3.77 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.
The San Francisco hitters are putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.5 per game over its last 10 games and 1.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .152/.210/.232 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.
Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen have led the Giants hitters this year. Crawford is slashing .304/.369/.488 with 10 home runs, 39 RBIs and 39 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line sits at .258/.343/.422 with nine homers, 38 RBIs and 47 runs.
In the other dugout, St. Louis pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.49 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.08 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.01, along with a WHIP of 1.23.
Cardinals hitters have slashed .244/.317/.402 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).
St. Louis offense has been powered by outfielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez, who have combined to blast 23 home runs. Ozuna is slashing .276/.318/.402 with 10 home runs, 46 RBIs and 34 runs scored. Martinez is hitting .292/.358/.481 with 13 homers, 52 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
The Cardinals have lost 2.8 units and are 32-32 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 25 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 5.3 units and are 31-23 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 24 of those games, compared to 28 that went under the total.
St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in five of St. Louis’ last seven outings.
- St. Louis has recorded 23.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.0 over its last five.
- The Cardinals have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.