San Francisco Giants (58-32) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (44-47)
July 17, 2021 7:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +115 / San Francisco Giants -125; Over/Under: -7.5
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The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The Giants look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Cardinals need a win after losing five of their last eight games.
The San Francisco Giants have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Giants have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 78 hits and 58 RBI while Buster Posey and Mike Yastrzemski have combined for 128 hits and 66 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 10-3 with a 2.68 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 7-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Edman leads the Cardinals with 94 hits and 26 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 180 hits and 106 RBI. Kwang Hyun Kim gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.11 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. This will be Hyun Kim’s second career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 18-7 in their last 25 road games and 37-18 in their last 55 overall. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The under is 10-3 in Giants last 13 road games. The under is 9-4-2 in Cardinals last 15 overall. The Giants are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
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The Cardinals are going to get some love because they’re at home and Hyun Kim has been consistent. However, we’re getting a cheap price with arguably the best team in baseball and one of the top pitchers in the NL in DeSclafani. The Giants continue to pile up the wins and DeSclafani has allowed five earned runs in his last 26.2 innings. I’m not stepping in front of the Giants.