St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/19/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (17-25) at St. Louis Cardinals (21-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
M Moore (2-4) (5.68) vs. M Wacha (2-1) (3.19)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -145 / San Francisco Giants +135 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, NSBA
The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals meet Friday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost eight of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 45 hits and 11 RBI while Eduardo Nunez and Joe Panik have combined for 76 hits and 24 RBI. Matt Moore gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 5.67 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s second career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win here after splitting their last six games. The Cardinals have allowed 11 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Aledmys Diaz leads the Cards with 40 hits and 14 RBI while Jedd Gyorko and Yadier Molina have combined for 72 hits and 32 RBI. Michael Wacha gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 0-5 in Moores last 5 road starts, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in Moores last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 9-27 in their last 36 games following an off day, 5-2 in Wachas last 7 home starts and 8-3 in Wachas last 11 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis.
We've made money on Moore and the Giants this season, but a lot of those games were at home. Moore has an ERA of 10.50 on the road this season and has allowed 12 runs in his last 12.2 innings on the road overall. Wacha has been pretty solid this season and has an ERA under three at home. This is a game the St. Louis Cardinals should win on their home field.