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Chalk Bettors Love Giants-Cards Meetings

The San Francisco Giants were on a tear heading into their series with the lowly Atlanta Braves, but they departed Turner Field with mixed results. The Giants had won 15 of their last 17 before the series began but took just two of four from Atlanta. They’ll be seeking to start a new streak on Friday when they face the St. Louis Cardinals.

Shark Bites
  • The Cardinals are 7-0 SU in their last seven games with Adam Wainwright as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Giants' last 14 games on the road.
  • The visiting team is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.

Chalk bettors love when these two National League powerhouses collide. In the last 10 matchups between the squads, favored teams are 9-1. Visiting teams are also 3-7 in the past 10 games.

Johnny Cueto (8-1, 2.31 ERA) and Adam Wainwright (5-3, 5.71) are slated to start for the Giants and Cardinals, respectively. Cueto has won five consecutive decisions and allowed a total of four earned runs over his last five starts, while Wainwright has also won his previous five decisions. Wainwright has posted a solid 3.11 ERA in 12 career starts against the Giants but owns just a 5-5 record.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the St. Louis Cardinals as -105 moneyline in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-2.9 victory for the Giants. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

28-26 St. Louis battles the Giants, currently with a 34-22 mark. 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. 13 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 3 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 3 ranked offense (5.43 runs per game) against a San Francisco Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 3.93 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the San Francisco Giants have managed so far this season (8.77 hits on average).

St. Louis owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 5.43 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Francisco threw a shutout at Atlanta in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by M Bumgarner to defeat Atlanta 6-0 on Thursday.

St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of San Francisco's last 25 games
  • San Francisco is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Francisco's last 14 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis's last 14 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at St. Louis, Saturday, June 4th