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St. Louis Cardinals Face the San Francisco Giants Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at AT&T Park on Thursday as the host San Francisco Giants battle the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Madison Bumgarner for the San Francisco Giants (3-6 on the year) and Michael Wacha for St. Louis Cardinals (9-7 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals were listed as 118 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-4.0 win for the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

53-82 San Francisco battles the Cardinals, currently with a 66-66 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs St. Louis injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Francisco Giants rated this week at No. 20 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 20 ranking for hits at 8.52 per game. By contrast, the St. Louis Cardinals are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.83 per game.

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.77 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 at home, scoring 3.92 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park.

San Francisco didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by T Wood in a losing cause, 5-0, against San Diego on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 10 games
  • San Francisco is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at San Francisco, Friday, September 1st