MLB Betting: Giants vs. Cardinals

October 17, 2012 MLB Baseball

The Cardinals and San Francisco Giants depart the west coast and travel to the Midwest as this NLCS continues this afternoon in St. Louis. Game 3 in Busch Stadium is scheduled to begin at 4:05 PM ET with television coverage provided by FOX.

The series is tied at one win apiece after the Giants handily beat the Cards 7-1 on Monday night. A four-run fourth inning sparked the victory. Previously, in the series opener, the Cardinals had posted a 6-4 road win on Sunday. Game two featured a play at second base, which saw Matt Holliday slide hard into shortstop Marc Scutaro which may still have a payback in the offing.

Tonight’s pitchers find two ace righthanders matching up, as Matt Cain, who was 16-5 in the regular season with an ERA of 2.79 for the Giants opposes Kyle Lohse (16-3, 2.86 ERA) for the Cardinals. Cain pitched 6 days ago versus the Reds, going 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs and posting a “W” for his efforts. He was just 1-1 with a 6.94 ERA against the Cardinals this year. Likewise, Lohse threw on the same day, against the Nationals, yielding just 1 run in 7 innings and a no decision.

Against right-handed pitchers, the Giants are 54-49 on the year, going 1-2 in their last 10 games. Also against righties, the Cardinals are 57-57 overall, and 5-3 in their last 10. Start your MLB Betting on Giants vs. Cardinals Game.

The Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 on the road. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 games. The Cardinals are 17-7 SU in their last 24 games, and 9-3 SU in their last 12 at home. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games, but UNDER in 4 of their last 5 in Busch Stadium.

Between these two teams, the Giants are 4-2 SU in their last 6 playing on the road against the Cardinals. The total has gone OVER in 5 of the last 7 matchups between the two. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the last 6 games between them in St. Louis.

The next 3 contests will be played in St. Louis where the Cards were 50-31 in the regular season. The Giants were 46-35 away from the bay.

St. Louis is a home favorite from SBG Sportsbook’s baseball odds at a -$124 and the Giants are a +$114. As the favorite, the Cardinals are 69-49 on the year, and 6-3 in their last 10 games. As the dog, the Giants are 32-34 overall, going 3-3 in their last 10. The over/under of 7 total runs is available on a $110/$100 moneyline.

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