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San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Matchup Report

St. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants
May 17, 3:45 PM | GrassAT&T Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The Giants get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Giants, Matt Cain gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Adam Wainwright, 2-4 on the year.

View St Louis vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Giants in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -120 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Giants in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.5 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (10 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Giants on May 16. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Giants on Wednesday, with Jaime Garcia throwing 7 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at AT&T Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Cardinals at Giants trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis' last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of San Francisco's last 18 games at home
San Francisco is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Friday, May 18
San Francisco home to Oakland, Friday, May 18