Cardinals vs Giants Baseball Game Preview

St. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants
April 7, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at AT&T Park against the San Francisco Giants.

Adam Wainwright, with a record of 0-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Giants trot Matt Cain to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2013.

View St Louis vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Giants in this one will find them as -147 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Giants) and the No. 4 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between San Francisco and its National League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 2.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 6 lineup of the Cardinals at 4.6 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on St. Louis at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over San Francisco on Saturday at AT&T Park behind starter Shelby Miller.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Cardinals at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
St. Louis is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
San Francisco is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, April 8
San Francisco home to Colorado, Monday, April 8