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Madison Bumgarner vs Adam Wainwright matchup featured in MLB action

San Francisco GiantsSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 9, 1:45 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

61-50TEAM RECORD60-51

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Francisco Giants invade Busch Stadium on Thursday.

Adam Wainwright will take the mound for St. Louis, and he'll carry a 9-10 record into the contest. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball for San Francisco; he's 12-6 so far this season.

View San Francisco vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -145 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Cardinals and the league No. 4-ranked Giants, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Giants batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 15-0 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on San Francisco at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. San Francisco routed St. Louis on Wednesday by a 15-0 score at Busch Stadium, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Giants at Cardinals trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing San Francisco
St. Louis is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
San Francisco home to Colorado, Friday, August 10
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Friday, August 10