This best of 7 NLCS is now down to a best of 1, as either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants will be eliminated from the playoffs tonight, while the other moves on to face the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series. This huge contest will take place in AT&T Park on the shore of McCovey Bay in San Francisco and is set to begin at 8:05 PM ET. It will be televised nationally on FOX.
The series got started just over a week ago with the two teams splitting a pair of games here. The venue moved to St. Louis where the Cardinals won the first 2 of 3 and were on the brink of defending their World Series title gained last year. But the Giants would have none of that, winning game 5, 5-0 and game 6 last night, 6-1. Five times San Francisco has faced elimination from the playoffs this year and five time they have emerged victorious. Start your Baseball Gambling on Giants vs. Cardinals Game.
Two ace righthanders will go to the mound tonight with Kyle Lohse (1-0, 1.59 ERA) throwing for the Cards and Matt Cain (0-1, 4.05 ERA) going for San Fran. These two faced off in game 3, with Lohse allowing 1 run on 7 hits while walking 5 through 5 and 2/3 innings to get the win. Cain yielded 3 runs on 6 hits, allowing just 1 BB over 6 and 2/3 and took the loss.
The OVER is 6-2 lately in Cardinals games following a loss. The OVER is 10-4 in their last 14 playoff games. Over their last 28 games, the Cardinals are 19-9 SU. They are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games after suffering a loss.
The Giants are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games played on Monday night. They are 8-2 SU in their last 10 home games against teams with a losing road record. The OVER is 10-1 over their last 11 playoff games at home. The OVER is 23-6-1 in San Fran’s last 30 home games overall.
The OVER is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams. The UNDER is 5-2 in Matt Cain’s last 7 starts against the Cardinals. Check the MLB Odds for Giants vs. Cardinals Game.
San Francisco is a solid home favorite from SBG Sportsbook’s baseball oddsmakers at a -$140, while St. Louis is a +$130. Another $130 will have to be wagered to win $100 on the O/U set at 7 total runs.
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