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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