Giants vs. Cardinals - 9/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (76-70) at San Francisco Giants (78-68)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Luke Weaver (1-2) (3.48) vs. M Moore (10-11) (4.08)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -124 / St. Louis Cardinals +114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Friday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 4.04 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 145 hits, Yadier Molina has 47 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 19 home runs. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.48 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. This will be Weaver’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to produce, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads San Francisco with 140 hits, Denard Span has 49 RBI and Brandon Crawford has 12 home runs. Matt Moore takes the hill, and he’s 10-11 with a 4.08 ERA and 157 strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 11-6 in their last 17 road games. The Giants are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League Central and 2-4 in their last 6 home games. The Cardinals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Cardinals are in a major slump at the worst possible time and are now throwing out a pitcher who has just six career starts under his belt and hasn't got much run support in those games. Moore has allowed two or less runs in three of his last four games. Even though they've been a joke all second half, the Giants and the low line seems like the play here.