Bet the The Total: Cardinals vs. Giants 5/7/22

by | May 7, 2022 | mlb

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants

Date: Saturday, May 7th, 07:15 ET

Location: Oracle Park

TV: Bally Sports Midwest

Money Line: Cardinals +126 / Giants -150 (MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total Line: 6.5

STARTING PITCHING

St. Louis: Steven Matz (3-1, 4.56)
San Francisco: Logan Webb (3-1, 3.26)

Cardinals Projected Lineup

CF Harrison Bader
C Yadier Molina
LF Tyler O’Neill
RF Dylan Carlson
SS Paul DeJong
3B Nolan Arenado
1B Albert Pujols
2B Tommy Edman
1B Paul Goldschmidt

Giants Projected Lineup

CF Mike Yastrzemski
C Joey Bart
2B Thairo Estrada
SS Mauricio Dubón
C Curt Casali
SS Brandon Crawford
1B Wilmer Flores
CF Austin Slater
LF Darin Ruf

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

St. Louis Cardinals: 16-10-0 SU / OU 13-12-1 / Run Line W/L 15-11-0
San Francisco Giants: 14-12-0 SU / OU 12-13-1 / Run Line W/L 12-14-0

The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, May 7th at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:15 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (-150), with an OU line set at 8.

Recent Form

In the St. Louis Cardinals’ last game, they picked up a 3-2 win over the Giants. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff game up 2 runs on 7 hits. On offense, St. Louis’s lineup put together a total of 6 hits, leading to 3. This victory came despite being the betting underdog, getting 125.0. t Combined, the Cardinals and Giants fell short of the over-under betting line of 7.0 runs. Even after this game, St. Louis’s overall over-under record sits at (13-12-1).

In the Cardinal’s last 5 games, they are above .500, going 4-1. During this time, they have an average scoring differential 12. In their last 5 contests, St. Louis is averaging 4.4 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.27. So far, St. Louis has won over half of their 9 series played, going 6-1-2.

In their last game, the Giants suffered a 1 run loss to the Cardinals by a score of 3-2. For the game, the pitching staff held the Cardinals to 3 runs on 6 hits. The Giants’ offense ended the game with just 2 runs on 7 hits. Leading into the game, San Francisco was the betting favorite at -135.0. So far, the team has won 65.0% of their games in which they were favored. Combined, the Giants and Cardinals’ run total fell below the OU line of 7.0 runs. Now, San Francisco had an OU mark of 12-13-1.

The Giants come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 0-5 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -23. If San Francisco is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 2.0 runs per game, compared to a season average of 4.38. On the season, San Francisco has won more than half of their series, going 5-4-1.

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Pitching Matchup

For the Cardinals, Steven Matz gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 3-1. To date, Matz has an ERA of 4.56 while lasting an average of 4.64 innings per appearance. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.296. Despite opposing team’s finding success getting on base against Matz, he has yet to give up a home run. On the season, Steven Matz has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 26.0%, while averaging 5.4 K’s per 9 innings. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.9 walks per contest.

For the Giants, Logan Webb gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 3-1. Leading up to the game, Webb is hoping to bring down an ERA of 3.26. So far, he is averaging 6.02 innings per outing. Opposing lineups have put together a combined batting average of 0.275 against Webb. Although opposing teams have been able to generate hits off him, Webb has not given a home run. Heading into today’s action, Logan Webb’s is averaging 4.0 K’ per 9 innings. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 1.78 walks per contest.

St. Louis vs San Francisco History

So far, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals have met up 2 times, with St. Louis leading the season series, 2-0. Through 2 games, the series’ over-under record is 1-1, with the average run total sitting at 7.0 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.5 runs. Going back to last year, St. Louis won the season series, 4 games to 2. In these 6 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 3-3. Last year, the two teams averaged 7.0 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 2.33 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 20-5 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games

St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants Prediction

In this matchup, the over-under line sits at just 6.5 runs. I like St. Louis and San Francisco to surpass this number, as I see both teams have better scoring performances than expected. In particular, look for the Giants to break out against Steven Matz. I’m betting OVER 6 runs.

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