Cardinals vs. Giants - 6/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (35-23) at St. Louis Cardinals (29-27)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm (Busch Stadium)
J Peavy (2-5) (6.34) vs. C Martinez (5-5) (3.69)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -141 / San Francisco Giants +131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals play a rubber game Sunday night on ESPN.
The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been consistent all year, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Denard Span leads San Francisco with 56 hits, Brandon Belt has 28 RBI and Hunter Pence has seven home runs. Jake Peavy gets the nod, and he’s 2-5 with a 6.34 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 3-4 with a 2.97 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Cardinals have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 13 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 4.20 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 65 hits, Matt Carpenter has 35 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has eight home runs. Carlos Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 5-12 in Peavys last 17 road starts. The Cardinals are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Martinezs last 6 starts. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis.
While Martinez hasn't been great so far this season, you guys know I back him whenever I can get a low line or plus money. He's one of the top young pitchers in baseball and is certainly better than Peavy. I like the Cards at home due to the massive pitching advantage.