Cardinals vs. Giants - 6/4/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (35-22) at St. Louis Cardinals (28-27)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
J Samardzija (7-3) (2.84) vs. M Wacha (2-6) (4.99)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +102 / San Francisco Giants -112 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals clash Saturday night for game two of their series.
The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Giants have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been hot for quite some time, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Fran with 56 hits, Hunter Pence has 36 RBI and Brandon Crawford has six home runs. Jeff Samardzija gets the nod, and he’s 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 4-3 with a 4.11 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 4.19 and have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 64 hits, Matt Carpenter has 35 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has seven home runs. Michael Wacha takes the hill, and he’s 2-6 with a 4.99 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 1-0 with a 0.47 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-2 in Samardzijas last 8 starts. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 22-9 in Wachas last 31 home starts. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis.
Wacha is due for a solid outing as he's a far better pitcher than what he's shown so far this season. Samardzija is also coming off a tough start in which he got tagged a bit. I'll take my chances with the Cards at home for the plus money.