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St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 6-22-24 Picks

San Francisco Giants (36-40) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (37-37)
June 22, 2024 2:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -111 / San Francisco Giants -106; 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 Saturday, June 22nd at Busch Stadium.

Giants Need Better Pitching

The Giants need better pitching after they gave up six runs on Thursday. Heliot Ramos did have a strong game hitting one home run and driving in three RBIs. The Giants are averaging 4.39 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.75 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while the pitching is ranked 24th in the league. Heliot Ramos has hit 10 home runs and driven in 35 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Giants will be Jordan Hicks who sits with a 4-3 record and an ERA of 2.82. In his last start against the Chicago Cubs, he went five innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

Why the Giants Will Win

  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last five games as home favorites against NL West opponents following a win.
  • The Giants have won four of their last five games as road underdogs against the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games as home favorites following a win.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in eight of the last nine games between the Giants and Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Cardinals Pull Out Close One

The Cardinals didn’t have the most impressive game on Thursday but they were able to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5. Brendan Donovan had a strong game hitting a home run and driving in three RBis. The Cardinals are averaging 3.96 runs while their pitching  4.47 runs per game. The offense is ranked 24th in the league while the pitching is ranked 20th in the league. Nolan Gorman has hit 16 home runs and driven in 36 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Miles Mikolas, who sits with a 5-6 record and an ERA of 4.59. In his last start against the Cubs, he went 6.1 innings, giving up four hits and one run. The Cardinals will meet the Braves after this series.

Why the Cardinals Will Win

  • The Giants have lost seven of their last eight games against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium following a loss.
  • The Cardinals have won nine of their last 12 games at Busch Stadium.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in each of their last four games at Busch Stadium.

St Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction

The Giants might be on the road but they are going to find success here. Hicks has been strong this season and in his last start he gave up four and zero runs in five innings. The Cardinals are bats are going to be ice cold here, and that is going to be the difference here. The Giants are going to find some offensive success off of Mikolas, and the Giants are going to get the job done. The Giants pitching is going to be a little better and they are going to get the job done. Back the Giants. 

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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