Giants vs. Cardinals Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are -138 money line favorites over the Giants, who are +127 on the ML with Matt Cain set to oppose Shelby Miller in the pitching matchup. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cardinals opened as -147 money line favorites but their odds have been bet down to -138, while the Giants' odds have gone from +136 down to +127. San Francisco is 29-25 overall and 9-15 on the road, while St. Louis is 35-18 overall and 15-9 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 70% of the betting public currently favors St. Louis. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take St. Louis. According to latest MLB trends, Giants are 1-4 in Cain's last 5 starts vs. NL Central and 2-7 last 9 as a road dog. Cardinals are 5-0 last 5 Friday games, 16-5 last 21 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game, 10-4 last 14 as a home favorite and 8-3 last 11 as a favorite of -110 to -150.
The St. Louis Cardinals were on a nice rolling, winning four straight before losing to the Royals on Thursday. St. Louis lead the NL Central and owns the best record in the majors. They hold a two-game lead over Pittsburgh and a three-game lead over Cincinnati. The Cards look to bounce back with Shelby Miller, the rookie right-hander has a 2.02 ERA through 10 starts. Matt Cain (4-2, 5.00 ERA) has struggled as of late. He walked a season-high five batter against Colorado last Saturday, although the Giants won the game, 7-3. Cain has allowed 13 home runs this year. In their first meeting this year, Cain allowed nine runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Cardinals, falling 14-3 on April 7. In nine career starts against St. Louis, he's 2-4 with a 6.18 ERA. The Giants have produced just one quality start in their last seven outings.
MLB FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -138