Cardinals vs. Giants Prediction
Will the Cardinals knock off the struggling Giants tonight in the first game of a vital series for both teams tonight at 10:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Giants are -145 money line favorites versus the Cardinals, who have odds of +135 to pull off the upset tonight in San Francisco. With Adam Wainwright set to oppose Johnny Cueto in the pitching matchup, the over/under is sitting at 7 runs, down from 7.5.
ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals are 45-21 in Wainwright's last 66 starts and 36-16 in his last 53 starts coming off four days of rest. They're also 9-3 in his last 12 starts versus a team with a winning record and 42-15 in his last 57 starts following a quality start in his last appearance. St. Louis is 24-11 in Wainwright's last 35 starts versus a National League West opponents as well.
SAN FRANCISCO: The Giants are 5-1 in Cueto's last six starts versus National League Central opponents and are 4-1 in his last five outings after scoring two runs or less in their previous game as well. The Giants are also 11-3 in his last 14 starts coming off four days of rest and are 12-4 in his last 16 starts when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game.
OUR PICK: The Giants were just swept at home versus the Padres when they're trying to secure the top spot in the National League wild card race and keep the Dodgers within eye sight in the NL West. They're a great team playing horribly and the Cardinals are a juggernaut on the road this season, winning 11 of 16 away from Busch Stadium. St. Louis is a great play tonight as an underdog so grab the plus odds with the Cardinals winning outright tonight.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS +135