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San Francisco Giants take on the St. Louis Cardinals with Odds and Betting Pick

San Francisco Giants

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting San Francisco Giants dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Michael Wacha for the St. Louis Cardinals (3-3 on the year) and Yusmeiro Petit for San Francisco Giants (3-2 so far).

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -150 at TopBet for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-4.2 win for the Giants. A 4.8-4.2 result in favor of the Giants is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 29-26 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 36-19 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs San Francisco injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

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How San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and its No. 23-rated batting order, averaging 3.93 runs per nine innings, against the No. 8 lineup of the San Francisco Giants at 4.38 runs per outing.

St. Louis owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 3.93 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's No. 3-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 9-4 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +135 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Madison Bumgarner - will prevail again after their 9-4 victory against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

San Francisco is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

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