Giants vs Cardinals Betting Predictions 5/13/22

by | May 13, 2022 | mlb

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals

Date: Friday, May 13th, 08:15 ET

Location: Busch Stadium

TV: Bally Sports Midwest

Money Line: Giants -125 / Cardinals +105 (Bovada - 50% bonus! Rebates on ALL bets! Awesome!)

Total Line: 7.5

STARTING PITCHING

San Francisco: Logan Webb (4-1, 3.82)
St. Louis: Steven Matz (3-3, 6.4)

Giants Projected Lineup

Thairo Estrada 2B
Mike Yastrzemski RF
Wilmer Flores 2B
Brandon Crawford SS
Evan Longoria 3B
Curt Casali C
Darin Ruf LF
Austin Slater CF
Mauricio Dubón 3B
Logan Webb P

Cardinals Projected Lineup

Yadier Molina 1B
Harrison Bader CF
Tyler O’Neill LF
Dylan Carlson RF
Nolan Arenado 3B
Brendan Donovan 3B
Juan Yepez LF
Tommy Edman 2B
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Steven Matz P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

San Francisco Giants: 19-12-0 SU / OU 16-14-1 / Run Line W/L 16-15-0
St. Louis Cardinals: 17-14-0 SU / OU 15-15-1 / Run Line W/L 17-14-0

The St. Louis Cardinals host the San Francisco Giants on Friday, May 13th at Busch Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 08:15 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (-125), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

In San Francisco’s last game vs Colorado, the Giants came away with a 7-1 win. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited Colorado to 1 run on 4 hits. The Giants lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 10 hits, leading to 7 runs. In the matchup, San Francisco was favored at -210.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has been the favorite in 25 of their games, winning at a rate of 72.0%. This game went over the posted over-under line of 7.5 runs. So far, San Francisco has an above .500 OU record of (16-14-1).

In their last 5 games, the Giants have gone a perfect 5-0. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of 23. Offensively, the team has put up 41 runs in their last 5 games. San Francisco’s season average comes in at 5.00 (2nd). So far, San Francisco has won over half of their 11 series played, going 6-3-2.

The Cardinals will look to bounce back from a tight 3-2 loss to the Orioles. Even in the loss, the pitching staff allowed just 3 runs on 8 hits. At the plate, the Cardinals only came through for 2 runs on 6 hits. Leading into the game, St. Louis was the betting favorite at -210.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 19 games, winning at a rate of 63.0%. Combined, the Cardinals’ and the Orioles’ run total fell below the OU line of 8.5 runs. With this outcome, the team’s over-under record drops back to even at 15-15-1.

The Cardinals come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -1 over their last 5 games. In their 5 most recent contests, the team is scoring at a rate (5.0), similar to their season-long average of 4.39. On the season, St. Louis has won more than half of their series, going 5-2-3.

Pitching Matchup

Logan Webb gets the start for the Giants, with an overall record of 4-1. To date, Webb has an ERA of 3.82 while lasting an average of 5.85 innings per appearance. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.289. So far, Webb has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.26 home runs per 9 innings. Per game, Logan Webb is averaging 4.5 K’s, on a strikeout percentage of 18.0%. Throughout the season, Webb has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.04 per contest.

The St. Louis Cardinals will send Steven Matz to the mound with an overall record of 3-3. So far, Matz has put together an ERA of 6.4. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 4.59 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the left-hander, with a batting average of 0.299. Home runs have been an issue for Matz, as he is allowing an average of 1.68 per 9 innings pitched. On the season, Steven Matz has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 25.0%, while averaging 5.2 K’s per game. Throughout the season, Matz has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.23 per contest.

San Francisco vs St. Louis History

Today’s matchup between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals will be their 4th meeting of the season. So far, the teams have each won 2 times. The over-under record in this series sits at 2-2. The average run total in these games is 7.0 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.5 runs. St. Louis won last year’s head to head series grabbing 4 wins to 2. In these 6 meetings, the two team’s combined for an over-under record of 3-3. Last year, the Giants and Cardinals averaged 7.0 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 2.33 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Cardinals are 13-4 in their last 17 during game 1 of a series.
  • Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.

San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

Getting an opportunity to grab the Giants at -125 is a no-brainer, as San Francisco will be rolling with Logan Webb on the mound. So far, Webb has a FIP of just 2.64, showing he is pitching even better than his solid ERA would suggest. In addition, the Cardinals have been up and down at the plate. I recommend taking San Francisco on the moneyline.

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