Shelby Miller, Ryan Vogelsong take mound in Giants vs Cardinals tilt
St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the San Francisco vs St. Louis battle on Saturday at AT&T Park as the Giants try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Shelby Miller gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Giants, meanwhile, will counter with Ryan Vogelsong, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.
The visitors opened as +-135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Giants in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 6.5 hits per game. The Cardinals average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.
Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 1 runs per game.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -116 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Barry Zito in a losing cause, 1-0, against San Francisco on Friday.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Cardinals at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis at San Francisco, Sunday, April 7