Giants at Cardinals 5/19/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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San Francisco Giants vs. Saint Louis Cardinals
MLB: 8:15 PM EST
May. 19, 2017
Latest Odds : STL -145 Total 7.5
The Giants are a team that has been struggling on the year so far and they are a team that does not really have the hitting power from any one hitter to make a great impact on the games either. However, the Giants have been able to shock some of the better teams that may have overlooked them at times to see that they are indeed a good team.
Brandon Belt is leading the Giants in power and run scoring ability on the year. Belt has managed to hit 8 balls into the stands so far and has driven in a total of 18 runs on the year. Buster Posey is the hitter the Giants rely on to get on base or move the runner over as he is hitting at a clip of .378.
With the Cardinals they are not acting like a typical Cardinals team in the fact they are losing more game on the year than usual and are in second place behind the Brewers. So this will make it very difficult for the Cardinals to prove that they are able to make it to the playoffs because they are struggling quite a bit on the year.
For the Cardinals the team has been led on the offensive side of the plate by Matt Carpenter who has been the leading hitter for power and run scoring ability. Carpenter has been able to hit 8 homers and driven in 25 runs so far. The Cardinals do have Jedd Gyorko for average as he is hitting at a clip of .331.
Recent Betting Trends:
Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Cardinals are 5-1 in Wachas last 6 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Over is 3-1-1 in Giants last 5 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 11-1 in Cardinals last 12 vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Betting Pick: Saint Louis Cardinals -145
The Giants are on the road and the Giants have struggled when away from San Francisco. However, the Cardinals are a lot better hitting team on the season so far and that is going to make a tremendous difference for the team. By looking at the Cardinals, though, it is easy to see they are a fairly sound team and the Cardinals will pick up the win here. Final Score Prediction, St Louis wins 5-3.