San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals Moneyline Pick
- Updated: June 1, 2014
Time: 2:15 PM EST Sunday June 1, 2014 FSMW
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
The St. Louis Cardinals host the San Francisco Giants in a National League match up.
In their last games: In Game 3 of this series yesterday the Cardinals beat the Giants 2-0.
In yesterday’s game St. Louis starter Michael Wacha threw 6 scoreless innings and the bullpen retired the last 9 hitters to give the Cardinals the shutout win.
This is the first series between these 2 teams this season and the Giants have taken 2 of 3 games from the Cardinals.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 6 times.
The Cardinals are 19-7 in Lance Lynn’s last 26 starts as a home favorite.
The Giants are 4-1 in Tim Hudson’s last 5 starts.
Hudson is 0-3 with a 7.22 ERA in his last 7 starts against the Cardinals.
Pitching Match Up
San Francisco Giants: Tim Hudson (5-2, 1.92 ERA)
St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn (6-2, 3.13 ERA)
Money Line: Giants +111 / Cardinals -121
Run Line: St. Louis -1.5 +170
Total Line: 7 Over -125
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Francisco Giants 36-26 SU / O/U 25-29 / Run Line W/L 30-26
St. Louis Cardinals: 30-26 SU / O/U 26-26 / Run Line W/L 26-3
Key Betting Trends
• SF is 11-4 in their last 15 games as an underdog.
• SF is 7-2 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• SF has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss.
• STL is 41-18 in their last 59 home games.
• STL is 11-5 in their last 16 games as a favorite.
• STL has an Over record of 7-3 in their last 10 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Key Player Injuries
Matt Cain SP D.L. May 31 hamstring June 6
Buster Posey C Out May 29 back Day-to-day
Tim Lincecum SP Out May 29 finger Day-to-day
Santiago Casilla RP D.L. May 22 hamstring Late June?
Brandon Belt 1B D.L. May 10 hand Late-June
Marco Scutaro 2B D.L. Mar 29 back Out indefinitely
Matt Adams 1B D.L. May 31 calf Mid-June?
Kevin Siegrist RP D.L. May 24 arm Early June?
Tyler Lyons SP D.L. May 13 shoulder Early June?
Joe Kelly S D.L. Apr 17 hamstring June?
The Giants send out veteran Tim Hudson who has been having a career year with a highly impressive 1.92 ERA. Historically he hasn’t fared well against St. Louis, but hasn’t faced them in over 2 years. The road hasn’t been a problem for Hudson with a 1.67 ERA over 32.1 innings. Lance Lynn starts for the Cardinals and he’s been a bit of a tear in recent games with a 1.64 ERA in his last 3 starts. Lynn has struggled versus San Francisco not having recorded a quality start and St. Louis losing 3 of his 4 outings. In what might be considered a draw in starting pitching today I’ll take the superior hitting team at plus money. Take San Francisco +111.