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St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 6-20-24 Picks

San Francisco Giants (36-39) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-37)
June 20, 2024 7:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -125 / San Francisco Giants +115; Over/Under: +8.5
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In this article, we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, June 20th at Rickwood Field.

Giants Continue to Struggle

The Giants are struggling heading into this game and they are coming off a loss another loss against the Chicago Cubs. The Giants scored five runs but it wasn’t enough as the pitching gave up six runs. Jorge Soler did hit a home run and drove in four RBIs. The Giants are averaging 4.39 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.73 runs per game. The offense is ranked 144th in the league while the pitching is ranked 23rd in the league. Thairo Estrada has hit nine home runs and driven in 39 RBIs so far this season. The Giants will play against the Cubs and Dodgers following this series.

Why the Giants Will Win

  • The Giants have won each of their last three games against the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals have lost five of their last six games against the Giants following a loss.
  • The Giants have covered the run line in five of their last six games against NL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games.

Cardinals Lose Another Series

The Cardinals faced off against the Miami Marlins in the last series and they lost two of the three games.  On Wednesday, the Cardinals scored only three runs and they ended up losing by a run. Nolan Gorman hit a home run and drove in one RBI. The Cardinals are averaging 3.93 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.46 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league while the pitching is ranked 10th in the league. Nolan Gorman has hit 16 home runs and driven in 34 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Andre Pallante who sits with 2-3 record and an ERA of 4.61. In his last start against the Cubs he went 3.1 innings giving up five hits and two runs. The Cardinals will meet the Braves, Reds, Pirates, and Nationals after this series.

Why the Cardinals Will Win

  • The Cardinals have won each of their last five night games against NL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Giants have lost four of their last five games against the Cardinals following a loss.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in each of their last five night games against NL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five night games against the Cardinals following a loss.

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction

The Giants are going to find success here. Even though they struggled in the last series, so did the Cardinals, and they aren’t going to be any better here. Pallante sits with an ERA of 4.61 and in his last start he was hit hard. The Giants offense is going to get out to a fast start, and that will be the difference here as the Giants are going to get the job done. Back the Giants on the money line to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Giants ML

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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