Jake Westbrook faces Matt Cain in MLB odds action
San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting San Francisco Giants on Monday.
For the Cardinals, Jake Westbrook gets the ball, charged with keeping the Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Cain, 10-4 on the year.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Giants listed as underdogs of +-114 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.
The Cardinals sit at No. 5 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.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Giants batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).
St. Louis owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 6-rated defense.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -151 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, an 8-3 final on Sunday in support of Tim Lincecum at Coors Field.
St. Louis was a 3-0 winner in its last match at home against the Brewers. They won as -170 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cardinals didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Milwaukee 3-0 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Giants at Cardinals trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Francisco's last 15 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis' last 16 games at home
San Francisco at St. Louis, Tuesday, August 7