Cardinals vs. Giants Friday Prediction
The struggling Cardinals have put together back-to-back wins and will look to sustain that momentum heading into Friday night’s matchup with the Giants. Will St. Louis make it three in a row or will San Francisco take Game 1?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 5, 2019
10:15 p.m. ET, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Dexter Fowler banged a two-run homer and scored two runs in a win over the Mariners on Thursday. He ripped the bomb off Tommy Milone with Tyler O'Neill along for the ride in the fourth inning. Fowler also walked twice in the ballgame and finished 1-for-2. For the season he owns a .247 batting average with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 77 games.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk in the Giants’ win over the Padres on Wednesday. Belt reached base safely in four of his five plate appearances in this one. He delivered a clutch run-scoring double, plating Pablo Sandoval with a key insurance run, off Padres reliever Luis Perdomo in the Giants four-run rally in the sixth inning. He also singled twice to extend his hitting streak to five games and record his second consecutive three-hit effort during that span. The 31-year-old veteran first baseman owns a .242/.368/.430 triple-slash line with 45 runs scored, 10 home runs, 33 RBI and a pair of stolen bases in 323 plate appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 7-1 in Dakota Hudson’s last eight starts.
The Giants are 6-0 in their last six games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
The Cardinals have won four of their last five meetings with the Giants and are 7-3 in their last 10 games played in San Francisco. They’re also 4-1 in Hudson’s last five road starts and have won 13 of their last 17 road games when facing an opponent with a losing home record. The Giants, meanwhile, are 2-5 in Drew Pomeranz’s last seven starts and are 20-45 in their last 65 games versus a team with a winning record.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -100