San Francisco Giants (19-12) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (17-14)
May 14, 2022 2:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -120 / San Francisco Giants -111; Over/Under: -7.5
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The San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. This will be the second installment in a three-game series over the weekend. In the opener Friday, the Giants posted a six-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Francisco did well against the Rockies this week. The Giants posted a sweep in a three-game series 8-5, 9-2 and 7-1. On Friday versus the Cardinals, the Giants scored five runs in the eighth on the way to an 8-2 victory. Starting pitcher Logan Webb lasted 6.0 frames with one earned on three hits and three walks.
Starting pitcher for the Giants on Saturday will be Jakob Junis. In his three games (one start) this year Junis is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA. Over 15.0 total innings he’s put up 10 hits, two earned, three walks and 15 Ks.
Over on the Cardinals’ side, they had some trouble with the Orioles this week. St. Louis lost two of those three games. On Friday, the Cardinals had a lead after the first inning but it didn’t last long. Starter Jordan Hicks had 5.0 frames with three earned on three hits and two walks.
Dakota Hudson will take the mound for St. Louis on Saturday. This year Hudson is 2-2 with a 3.56 ERA. In 30.1 innings of work total he’s got 25 hits, 12 earned runs, 15 walks and 18 strikeouts to his credit.
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The Giants are 4-0 in their last four Saturday games and 7-2 in their last nine versus the NL Central. San Francisco is 38-15 in their last 53 road games.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 11-5 in their last 16 in game two of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 versus a team with a winning percentage over .600. The under is 3-1-1 in St. Louis’ last five Saturday games.
PICK: I’m going to stay with the Giants here. Junis has been great over his first three games with just the two earned in 15.0 frames. Hudson on the other hand has been a mixed bag. He’s got six earned on 14 hits and six walks over his last 10.2 innings, but the good news is that Hudson has gone 6.0 innings in two of his last three. If the Giants can support Junis with some offense in this one I think they’ll be fine.