The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants clash in Game 7 of the NLCS with Matt Cain favored at -140 on the opening moneyline at most online sportsbooks.
The action starts at AT&T Park on Monday after the Giants forced a Game 7.
The Giants will rely on Cain to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kyle Lohse will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Cain is 17-7 this season, and Lohse is 18-3.
Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had installed the Giants as -139 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line AT SHOPS LIKE .
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.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-1 loser on the road against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Chris Carpenter's start, as they lost 6-1 against San Francisco on Sunday at AT&T Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Cardinals at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
St. Louis is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home
San Francisco is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
San Francisco is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against St. Louis