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MLB Pick: San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals – May 20, 2017

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Date & Time: May 20, 2017 at 7:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • M/L Spread: STL -151 | SF +136
  • Total: O/U 8
  • Quick Pick: St. Louis -151 for 1 Unit

The San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals will take place on Fox tonight at 7:15 PM Eastern time from Busch Stadium in St. Louis Missouri. This will be the middle game of a three-game set between these 2 teams. In game one, the Giants won by the score of 6-5. This is the 1st series of the year against each other for these 2 teams.

Giants Look To Keep Up Winning Ways!

The San Francisco Giants are 18-25 on the year and are 9 games back in the National League West behind the Colorado Rockies. They have played .500 ball against teams from the National League Central division this year posting a 4-4 record. The Giants have won 6 out of their last 7 games overall.

The San Francisco Giants will put Jeff Samardzija on the mound tonight in St. Louis. He is 1-5 on the year in 8 games started. He has a 5.26 ERA in 53 innings this year. He has allowed 54 hits, 31 earned runs in 7 homeruns. He has struck out 63 batters while walking 10. He picked up his 1st win last Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing 9 hits and 3 runs over 6.2 innings. The Giants our 3-7 in Samardzija’s last 10 starts.

Cardinals Perfect In Last 4 With Martinez On Mound

The St. Louis Cardinals 21-18 on the year and are two games back behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central division. St. Louis has a 11-12 record at home this year. The Cardinals are 8-1 in their last 9 games on a Saturday. The last 6 games that the Cardinals have played against teams from the National League West, they have gone 4-2.

Carlos Martinez will get the start for the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. He is 3-3 on the year in 8 games started for the Cardinals. Martinez has a 3.88 ERA in 48.2 innings pitched. He has allowed 42 hits, 21 runs in 7 homeruns. He has struck out 57 batters and walked 21 The Cardinals are 4-0 in Martinez’s last 4 starts. The Cardinals are 5-1 in the last 6 games that Martinez started at home.

Cardinals Win At Home

San Francisco has struggled this year, and especially on the road where they are 7-15 and one of the worst records in the majors on the road. I look for the Cardinals to bounce back from last night’s 1 run loss and dominate this game in a low-scoring affair.

  • Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -151 for 1 Unit