It could be Matt Cain against Adam Wainwright on Wednesday and that would be an excellent matchup for gamblers who make a MLB bet at the sportsbook to consider.
MLB betting trends surprisingly favor the Giants in this series. Before Monday’s game the Giants had won 11 of the last 20 between the two teams and they had split the last 10 games at St. Louis as MLB bet numbers indicate. This is definitely surprising considering the Giants struggle on the road while the Cardinals are traditionally one of the best home teams in all of baseball.
MLB betting trends on the total are interesting to consider when these two teams meet. The games in San Francisco go over the MLB betting total but the games at St. Louis tend to go under. Before this series began, six of the last ten meetings in St. Louis had gone under the MLB bet total.
The Giants have been one of the biggest surprises in MLB betting this season. They have been great at home and even on the road they have been competitive. San Francisco wins with pitching in MLB betting because their offense is right near the bottom of the league. With the best ERA in the league they can get away with a poor offense to a certain extent in MLB betting. Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Randy Johnson have become a nice trio for the Giants this year.
St. Louis has a very similar record to San Francisco in many respects. They are solid at home and competitive on the road in MLB betting. They also pitch well but struggle at times hitting the ball other than Albert Pujols who is again having a super season. The Cardinals have a very solid pitching staff that matches up well with San Francisco so this should be an intriguing MLB betting series. A MLB betting matchup of Cain against Wainwright would be a good one since both pitchers are having excellent seasons.