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Jamie Garcia, Madison Bumgarner take mound in Giants vs Cardinals tilt

St. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants
May 16, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Odds

21-15TEAM RECORD18-18

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between San Francisco and St. Louis on Wednesday, with the host Giants trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Giants will turn to Madison Bumgarner and his 5-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Jamie Garcia (2-2) to the hill.

View St Louis vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Giants in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (10.1 hits on average).

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.9 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Cubs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -165 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals enjoyed a 7-6 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Tuesday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 6 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

San Francisco lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rockies on May 15. Bettors who backed the Rockies at +146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Colorado on Tuesday at AT&T Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Cardinals at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis' last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at San Francisco, Thursday, May 17

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