MLB Postseason: Cardinals vs. Giants Game 2 NLCS Picks & Predictions

MLB Postseason: Cardinals vs. Giants Game 2 NLCS Picks & Predictions

2012 MLB Postseason: Cardinals vs. Giants Game 2 NLCS Picks & Predictions
By ATSSportsline.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of the National League Championship Series. St. Louis won Game 1, 6-4 as Carlos Beltran and David Freese went deep. Chris Carpenter takes the mound for the Cardinals against Ryan Vogelsong for the Giants. The opening pitch starts at 8pmET from AT&T Park in San Francisco.

ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Giants as a -115 favorite over the Cardinals. The total is 7 in most books. The Cards come in with a 93-76 record and are 83-81 Over, while the Giants are 97-71 overall and are 91-71 Over.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Giants opened as a -115 favorite and remained there in most books. The total started at 7 and remained there in most books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 58% of public bettors favor the Cardinals. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.

MLB FREE PICK: Take the. According to the latest MLB trends, St. Louis is 1-5 Under last 6 during game 1 of a series, 8-18-1 Under last 27 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game, 2-6-1 Under in Carpenter's last 9 starts on grass and 3-7-1 Under in Carpenter's last 11 starts vs. a team with a winning record. San Francisco is 1-5 Under in Giants last 6 during game 1 of a series, 3-16-1 Under in Vogelsong's last 20 home starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 3-8 Under in Vogelsong's last 11 starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150 and is 5-13-1 Under in Vogelsong's last 19 starts vs. National League Central.  The  The San Francisco Giants are still seeking their first win at home in the postseason as they prepare to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The Giants dropped the best-of-seven series opener 6-4 on Sunday when David Freese and Carlos Beltran each hit two-run homers to lead the Cardinals' attack. San Francisco, which is in danger of losing its first two games at home for the second straight playoff series, turns to Ryan Vogelsong in Game 2. Matt Cain will start Game 3, with Tim Lincecum expected to start Game 4 despite throwing two scoreless innings in relief on Sunday. The Giants' rotation hasn't recorded a quality start through six postseason games, and Madison Bumgarner's status is in doubt after another shaky outing in Game 1. Vogelsong (0-0, 1.80 ERA) has been a monster in postseason, while Carpenter has the experience and isn't intimidated by the road crow. Vogelsong earned a no-decision in his first career playoff start in Game 3 of the NLDS against Cincinnati, giving up one run on three hits over five innings. His 2.86 ERA in 15 regular-season home starts ranked 10th in the NL, and he finished the regular season with a 0.53 ERA over his final three starts. Carpenter is set to make his fifth start of the season and the sixth NLCS start of his career after pitching 5 2/3 shutout innings in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals. He's 4-1 with a 3.57 ERA in eight career starts against the Giants.

2012 MLB POSTSEASON NLCS GAME 2 FREE PICK: CARDINALS/GIANTS UNDER 7

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