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MLB Game Preview - Giants underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

San Francisco GiantsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 31, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

29-25TEAM RECORD35-18

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Friday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will rely on Shelby Miller to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Cain will be his counterpart for the Giants. Shelby Miller is 5-3 this season, and Matt Cain is 4-2.

View San Francisco vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Giants listed as underdogs of +-136 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 1 and the Giants sitting at No. 3.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 5 lineup of the Giants at 4.5 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5.7 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +104 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Oakland on Thursday at AT&T Park behind starter Barry Zito.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +160 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Kansas City on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Giants at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at St. Louis, Saturday, June 1

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