San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (76-70) at San Francisco Giants (77-68)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
A Wainwright (11-8) (4.35) vs. J Cueto (15-5) (2.90)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -150 / St. Louis Cardinals +140 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Midwest
The St. Louis Cardinals visit the west coast to take the field against the San Francisco Giants.
The St. Louis Cardinals are out of the National League Central race but in Wild Card contention. The Cardinals took a step back in the Wild Card chase following a 7-0 defeat to visiting Chicago on Wednesday afternoon where neither the arms or bats came through. Cards starter Carlos Martinez fell to 14-8 with four runs given up on eight hits over six frames. The Redbirds were held to three hits and a base on balls and didn’t threaten. Adam Wainwright is slated to be on the mound to oppose San Francisco for the second time in 2016. Wainwright comes off of a 5-1 win versus the Brewers with the lone run scoring over eight innings.
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The San Francisco Giants have not had a great second half of the season yet are still in the running for the National League West title. The Giants losing streak has reached three after a 3-2 defeat at the hands of visiting San Diego on Wednesday. SF starter Madison Bumgarner absorbed the loss with all three runs plated on seven hits through 6.2 innings. San Francisco was held to four hits and a pair of free passes with Joe Panik driving in Brandon Crawford who walked. Johnny Cueto toes the rubber against the Cardinals for the second time this season. Cueto picked up an 11-3 win at Arizona last time out with two runs given up in seven frames.
St. Louis are 11-5 in their last 16 road games and the over is 7-3 in Wainwright’s last 10 starts overall while the Cardinals are 45-21 in Wainwright’s last 66 starts. San Francisco are 8-2 in their last 10 Thursday games and the under is 8-3 in their last 11 overall while going 8-3 in their last 11 on grass. I’ll back the Giants but neither team is inspiring…