St. Louis Cardinals host San Francisco Giants in baseball action

San Francisco GiantsSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 8, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals host San Francisco on Wednesday, looking to build on their 60-50 mark against the 60-50 Giants in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

Ryan Vogelsong gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Giants on this day; he's 9-5 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Joe Kelly, who will be looking to improve on his 2-4 mark.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Giants listed as underdogs of +-125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 4-rated Giants in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.7 hits per game, more than the Giants have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

San Francisco brings the National League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 5-ranked defense.

The Giants were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at +190 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Francisco got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday at Busch Stadium behind starter Barry Zito.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Giants at Cardinals trends to consider:
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Francisco's last 17 games on the road
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games

Next up:
San Francisco at St. Louis, Thursday, August 9

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