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Cardinals Have Been Slumping at Home

The St. Louis Cardinals will attempt to flip the script on some poor play at home tonight when they host the National League’s hottest team, the San Francisco Giants. The usually steady Cardinals have lost four of their last five games at home, and over their last 30 home games are 13-17.

Shark Bites
  • In two 2015 starts against San Francisco, Wacha had a 0.69 ERA and 12 K’s in 13 IP.
  • San Francisco is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Francisco's last 15 games on the road.

Cards’ pitcher Michael Wacha will also try to turn his fortunes around, as St. Louis has lost six of the last seven games he’s started. Wacha’s been at his worst during night games, posting a 6.27 ERA and a 1-4 record in seven starts.

The Giants will send one of their prized free agent acquisitions to the bump, with right hander Jeff Samardzija set to take the ball. It’s been a good return on their investment for the Giants as the 7-3 Samardzija carries a 1.72 ERA and 6-1 record in night games into the contest.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 102 for the St. Louis Cardinals in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-3.0 win for the Giants on Saturday. 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

St. Louis (28-27) will face the 35-22 Giants in this tilt. 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

At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 8 ranking for hits at 9.13 per game. By contrast, the San Francisco Giants are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.75 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Friday, with J Cueto throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of San Francisco's last 25 games
  • San Francisco is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Francisco's last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis's last 15 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at St. Louis, Sunday, June 5th