San Francisco battles St. Louis in Game 2 of the NLCS with bettors throwing early money on the Cardinals as slight +105 underdogs.
San Francisco hands the ball to starter Ryan Vogelsong in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-9 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Chris Carpenter, who will try to quiet the fans and the Giants bats at the same time.
The Cardinals own a 1-0 series lead after their bullpen nailed down the first game.
Of note, bettors have won by betting OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games at home. The number opened low at 6.5 at 5Dimes overnight, check out the current lines.
The Giants were listed as -119 moneyline favorites at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, but was moving towards -105 at others. Oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday, but it bet down quickly to 6.5 at , a tempting number considering the OVER trend when the Giants play at home.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Giants in this contest.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between San Francisco and its National League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 2 lineup of the Cardinals at 4.7 runs per outing.
St. Louis brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants' league No. 6-ranked defense.
The Cardinals were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Giants, a 6-4 final on Sunday in support of Lance Lynn at AT&T Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Giants trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis home to San Francisco, Wednesday, October 17