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2021 MLB Handicapping
(41-43) St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (52-30)
Date: Monday, July 5th, 2021
Time: 6:05 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
Projected Pitchers: Kwang Hyun Kim (STL) vs. Kevin Gausman (SF)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +125 Giants -156
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals + 1.5, Giants -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Cardinals will be in San Francisco to take on the Giants for game 1 Monday at 6:05 ET.
These teams have not played each other yet this year.
Kwang Hyun Kim will make the start for the Cardinals and Kevin Gausman will be going for the Giants.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals started off the year good, but they have really cooled down since then. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
They are 41-43 which puts them in 4th place in the National League Central. The Brewers are 10 games ahead of them.
So far, St. Louis has lost 2 out of 3 against the Rockies. Colorado won 3-2 on Saturday. Game 4 of that series is Sunday at 3:10 ET.
Wade LeBlanc went 5.2 innings and did not allow an earned run on Saturday. Genesis Cabrera ended up giving up all the earned runs.
Kwang Hyun Kim does not have a great record, but his ERA is 3.79. His last start was on Wednesday when he went against the Diamondbacks. In that outing, the lefty went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Cardinals won that game 7-4.
The pitching for this team has not been great. They have a 4.22 ERA which is 17th best in baseball.
The offense has really been struggling. They are scoring 3.95 runs per game which is 27th best in baseball.
Some key hitters in their lineup are Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt.
This team has hit 87 home runs which is 22nd best in baseball.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants just continue to play really good baseball. They currently have a mini 2 game winning streak.
San Francisco sits at 52-30 and are still 1st in the National League West. They are 0.5 game ahead of the Dodgers.
The Giants have taken 2 out of 3 against the Diamondbacks so far. San Francisco won 6-5 on Saturday. Game 4 of that series is Sunday at 9:10 ET.
Sammy Long went 4 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Saturday.
Kevin Gausman has had an amazing year and he is the best pitcher on this staff. The right hander is 8-2 with a 1.68 ERA. His last start was against the Dodgers on Tuesday where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs.
The pitching has been very strong for this team so far. They have a 3.26 ERA which is 3rd best in baseball. Other key arms in their rotation are Alex Wood, Johnny Cueto, and Anthony Desclafani.
They have also been impressive on offense. San Francisco is scoring 4.94 runs per game which is 6th best in baseball.
They have hit 123 home runs which is best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series.
- Cardinals are 3-13 in their last 16 road games.
- Cardinals are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals are 2-10 in their last 12 road games with the total set at 6.0-7.5.
- Giants are 8-1 in their last 9 games vs. the National League Central.
- Giants are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Giants are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series.
- Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a left handed starter.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
The Giants need to keep up their good play if they want to stay in first place in their division. I look for them to start off the series in good fashion against the Cardinals.
The Giants are the better team here and I think they will show that. It is hard to bet on the Cardinals with how poorly they have been playing as of late.
Kevin Gausman is the better pitcher and I think he will have another strong outing in this one. San Francisco should be able to hit around Kim enough in order to get a win.
I will lay the run line with the Giants in this one.
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