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Tyler Lyons out to silence Giants bats in MLB contest

San Francisco GiantsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 2, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

29-27TEAM RECORD37-18

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and San Francisco on Sunday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

San Francisco puts its faith in starter Chad Gaudin to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Tyler Lyons, who owns a 2-0 record on the season with a 1.29 ERA.

View San Francisco vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Giants were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, less than the Giants have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -153 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco suffered a 7-1 loss against St. Louis on Saturday, as Madison Bumgarner wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Giants at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Francisco's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing San Francisco
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco home to Toronto, Tuesday, June 4
St. Louis home to Arizona, Monday, June 3