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Giants at Cardinals - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (63-53) at St. Louis Cardinals (75-41)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

C Heston (11-7) (3.38) vs. M Wacha (14-4) (2.93)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -152 / San Francisco Giants +142 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN/CSBy/FSMW

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals begin their series Monday night.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Giants have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Giants have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads San Francisco with 132 hits and 78 RBI while Matt Duffy and Joe Panik have combined for 94 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have lost their last four road games. Chris Heston gets the nod, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.38 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. This will be Heston’s first career game against the Cardinals.

Giants at Cardinals - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 123 hits and 56 RBI while Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 110 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won five of their last seven home games. Michael Wacha takes the hill, and he’s 14-4 with a 2.93 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. This will be Wacha’s second career game against the Giants.

The Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League Central and 7-2 in Hestons last 9 road starts. The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League West and 21-6 in Wachas last 27 starts. The Giants are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall. 

We have two good teams and two solid pitchers on the hill. In a matchup like this, I'm going with the team that's giving me plus money. 

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San Francisco Giants +142

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