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San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 7/18/2021

San Francisco Giants (58-33) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (45-47)
July 18, 2021 2:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +110 / San Francisco Giants -120; Over/Under: -8.5
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The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals meet Sunday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The Giants look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The San Francisco Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Giants have won four straight 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 130 hits and 66 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 7-10 with a 4.00 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Cardinals have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Tommy Edman leads the Cardinals with 94 hits and 26 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado have combined for 183 hits and 108 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.78 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 3-1 with a 3.22 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

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The Giants are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 19-7 in their last 26 road games. The Cardinals are 8-20 in their last 28 games as an underdog and 1-8 in their last 9 Sunday games. The under is 10-4 in Giants last 14 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Cardinals last 5 Sunday games. The Giants are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis.

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The Giants should be favored given what they’ve done this season, but there’s value with the Cards and plus money at home. Johnny Cueto hasn’t been good in his last few starts, allowing 16 hits and nine runs in his last 11 innings. Johnny Cueto has a 5.64 ERA and 3.50 allowed batting average in 30.1 innings on the road this season. I’ll take a shot with the Cardinals and more favorable price here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals +110
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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