The San Francisco Giants travel to Busch Stadium to take on the Cardinals in the first game of a weekend tilt. Get MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to lead the NL Central but their lead is anything but comfortable. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 15-9 at home this season, and their lead in the National League Central is 1.5 games over the Pirates. For game one against the Giants the Caridnals start Shelby Miller who as two no decisions and a loss in his last two starts. For the season Miller has allowed 45 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 65 over 62.1 innings for a 5-3 record and a 2.02 ERA.
The San Francisco Giants are in a dogfight in the NL West as it is tightly bunched at the top. The Giants are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 20-10 at home this season, and they are 1.5 games behind Arizona in the standings. The Giants start Matt Cain who has won his last four decisions. For the season Cain has allowed 57 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 62 over 68.1 innings for a 42 record and a 5.00 ERA.
Even though this game is on the road you have to like Matt Cain as an underdog. Give me the Giants on the moneyline but first check sportsbook reviews.