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Barry Zito, Lance Lynn take mound in Cardinals vs Giants tilt

San Francisco GiantsSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 7, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

59-50TEAM RECORD60-49

San Francisco pays a visit to St. Louis on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

The match puts starter Barry Zito for the Giants on the hill facing Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. Zito brings a 8-8 mark to the game, while Lynn is 13-4 to date on the season.

View San Francisco vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -175 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Giants sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.7 hits per game, more than the Giants have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -112 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco suffered an 8-2 loss against St. Louis on Monday, as Matt Cain wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Giants at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Francisco's last 16 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at St. Louis, Wednesday, August 8

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