The San Francisco Giants are small favorites to force a Game 7 when they host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the NLCS at AT&T Park on Sunday.
San Francisco hands the ball to starter Ryan Vogelsong in this one and he'll try to improve on his 15-9 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Chris Carpenter, who will try to quiet the fans and send the Cards back to the World Series.
Sportsbooks had set the Giants as -113 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest at BetOnline. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals, with the best UNDER price at earlier Sunday.
This game puts the Giants, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with San Francisco’s No. 3 ranking in that category.
Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.
The Giants were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at +143 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Giants didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out St. Louis 5-0 on Friday at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
St. Louis is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis at San Francisco, Monday, October 22