St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/1/14
San Francisco Giants (36-19) at St. Louis Cardinals (29-26)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Tim Hudson (R) (5-2) (1.871) vs. Lance Lynn (R) (6-2) (3.130)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -125 / San Francisco Giants +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, FSN-MW
The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals will wrap up their four-game series on Sunday afternoon.
The Giants had their four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday, but they’ve still won eight of their last 10 games overall. The Giants pitching has been incredible with the third best ERA and has allowed three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Giants offense has also picked up a bit scoring four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. Michael Morse has at least one extra-base hit in six straight games. Getting the nod is Tim Hudson, who is 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 70.1 innings. Hudson is 3-4 with a 5.78 ERA in 12 career starts against the Cardinals.
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The Cardinals have split their last eight games and are still trying to gain ground on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central. While the Cardinals pitching has been a huge part of their success, they’ve allowed six or more runs in four of their last six games. The Cardinals lineup has been surprising lately, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last eight. Allen Craig has 11 RBI in his last 10 games and Matt Holliday has gotten on base at least once in eight straight. Getting the nod is Lance Lynn, who is 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 69 innings. Lynn is 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA in two career starts against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-1 in Hudson's last 5 starts and 27-11 in their last 38 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 4-1 in Lynns' last 5 home starts and 19-7 in Lynns' last 26 starts as a home favorite.
The value is in the Giants in this game, as they've been playing better baseball and have been a lot more consistent than the Cards. I like the plus money with Hudson on the mound.