Cardinals vs. Giants Moneyline Bet 5/5/22

by | May 5, 2022 | mlb

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, May 5th, 09:45 ET
Location: Oracle Park
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Money Line: Cardinals +124 / Giants -135 (BetOnline)
Total Line: 7.5

STARTING PITCHING

St. Louis: Miles Mikolas (1-1, 1.52)
San Francisco: Logan Webb (3-1, 3.26)

Cardinals Projected Lineup

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

Giants Projected Lineup

CF Austin Slater
3B Jason Vosler
2B Thairo Estrada
P Luis Gonzalez
C Joey Bart
3B Wilmer Flores
SS Brandon Crawford
LF Joc Pederson
1B Darin Ruf

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

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

The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, May 5th at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:45 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (-135), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

In St. Louis’s last game vs. Kansas City, the Cardinals came away with a 10-0 win. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff game up 0 runs on 4 hits. The Cardinals lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up 8 hits, leading to 10 runs. Heading into this game, St. Louis were the betting favorites, at -137.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 15 of their games, winning at a rate of 67.0%. With the OU line set at 7.5 runs, Cardinals and Kansas City combined to go over this total. This result being part of a larger trend, as St. Louis as the over has hit in more than half of their games (12-11-1).

The Cardinals come into this game with a 3-2 record of their last 5 contests. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +5. St. Louis’s offense heads into action averaging 3.8 runs per game in their last 5 contests. Similar to their season average of 4.21. So far, St. Louis has won over half of their 8 series played, going 5-1-2.

The San Francisco will be looking to move on from a tough loss to the LA Dodgers by the score of 9-1. San Francisco’s pitching staff gave up 11 hits, leading to 9 runs for the LA Dodgers. In the loss, the Giants’ offense came up with 6 hits. This loss came as no surprise, as San Francisco came into the game as they were the underdog getting 155.0. Giants and LA Dodgers went over the OU line set at 7.5 runs. On the season, the team has an over-under record of just 11-12-1.

The Giants come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -20. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 4.0 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.63. On the season, San Francisco has won more than half of their series, going 5-3-1.

Pitching Matchup

For the Cardinals, Miles Mikolas gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 1-1. Currently, Mikolas has a strong ERA of just 1.52 while pitching an average of 5.84 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.193 against him. Not only does Mikolas have a strong batting average allowed figure, but he has also avoided giving up home runs, averaging just 1 home run allowed per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Mikolas has a strikeout percentage of 22.0% and a per 9 average of 5.0. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.21 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 yet to give up a home run. Heading into today’s action, Logan Webb is averaging 4.0 K’s 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

Today’s matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants will be their first meeting of the season. 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, with the average scoring differential sitting at 2.33 runs. Last year, the Cardinals and Giants combined to average 7.0 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Cardinals are 12-3 in their last 15 during game 1 of a series.
  • Giants are 44-17 in their last 61 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Giants are 41-16 in their last 57 during game 1 of a series.

St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants Prediction

The Giants get set to host the Cardinals looking to get back on track after dropping 4 of their past 5 games. Their recent struggles are in large part due to some bad outings from starting pitching. However, Logan Webb has been steady to start the year. Look for Webb to put up another strong start against a Cardinals offense ranked 26th in slugging percentage against right-handed pitching. I like San Francisco on the moneyline.

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