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Giants Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 7/17/2021

The San Francisco Giants (58-32) will look to Brandon Crawford, who is on a 10-game hitting streak, when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals (44-47) and Paul Goldschmidt, who has hit safely in 11 consecutive games. The Giants are the moneyline favorite (-125) in this matchup against the Cardinals (+105), which begins at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday at Busch Stadium. San Francisco has Anthony DeSclafani starting, and St. Louis counters Kwang-Hyun Kim.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 17, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Giants vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

DeSclafani (SF) Pitcher Kim (STL)
10 – 3 W/L 4 – 5
107.1 IP 72.1
2.68 ERA 3.11
0.990 WHIP 1.260
8.3 K/9 7.3
2.3 BB/9 3.1

Giants Probable Starter Anthony DeSclafani

  • DeSclafani (10-3) takes the mound first for the Giants in his 19th start of the season. He’s put together a 2.68 ERA in 107 1/3 innings pitched, with 99 strikeouts.
  • His last appearance came on Saturday against the Nationals, when the righty tossed six scoreless innings while giving up three hits.
  • He will face off against a Cardinals offense that ranks 25th in the league with 689 total hits (on a.231 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .379 (25th in the league) with 95 total home runs (23rd in MLB play).
  • The Giants have a 9-1 record in DeSclafani’s 10 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 17, 2021 at 2:18 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs DeSclafani

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Carpenter 29 .448 13 4 7 .600 1.600
Yadier Molina 28 .143 4 1 3 .133 .383
Paul Goldschmidt 24 .500 12 1 4 .586 1.419
Paul DeJong 18 .222 4 1 4 .222 .666
Tommy Edman 10 .100 1 0 0 .250 .450
Harrison Bader 10 .500 5 0 1 .583 1.183
Tyler O’Neill 8 .250 2 1 1 .250 .875
Nolan Arenado 6 .167 1 0 1 .250 .417
José Rondón 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Andrew Knizner 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cardinals Probable Starter Kwang-Hyun Kim

  • The Cardinals will hand the ball to Kim (4-5) for his 16th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw six scoreless innings against the Cubs while allowing five hits.
  • The Giants have scored 448 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They are batting .246 for the campaign with 135 home runs, first in the league.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, St. Louis has a record of 4-4 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 17, 2021 at 2:18 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Kim

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Curt Casali 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Thairo Estrada 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Slater 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Brandon Crawford 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Wilmer Flores 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Donovan Solano 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Darin Ruf 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants average 4.9 runs per game on the road while scoring 5.0 per contest at home.
  • The Giants score the seventh-most runs in baseball (448 total, 5.0 per game).
  • The Giants have won 37 of the 51 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (72.5%).
  • San Francisco has gone 31-9 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter (77.5%).
  • San Francisco has played in 90 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 43 times (43-45-2).
  • San Francisco has a 7-2 record from the nine games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.

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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have scored 360 runs (just 4.0 per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 161 runs (3.8 per game) while plating 199 total away from Busch Stadium, an average of 4.1 per contest.
  • The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 44 times this season and won 16, or 36.4%, of those games.
  • St. Louis has entered 32 games this season as the underdog by +105 or more and is 10-22 in those contests.
  • So far this season, St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 42 of their 91 games with a total.
  • St. Louis has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 3-4 in those contests.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Crawford paces the Giants in home runs (18) and runs batted in (58).
  • Crawford ranks 18th in RBI (58), and 21st in AVG (.289) among qualifying batters in baseball.
  • Crawford enters this matchup on a 10-game hitting streak. Over that span he is hitting .525 with three doubles, a triple, a home run, three walks and seven RBIs.
  • Mike Yastrzemski has 20 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 30 walks while hitting .238.
  • Yastrzemski ranks 22nd in SLG among the qualified hitters in MLB play.

Giants Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Crawford 270 .289 49 18 58 .356 .908
Mike Yastrzemski 260 .238 46 14 38 .332 .824
Wilmer Flores 225 .249 34 9 30 .327 .745
Dónovan Solano 206 .267 24 3 21 .320 .684
Austin Slater 181 .221 23 9 22 .295 .693
Alex Dickerson 175 .229 21 8 24 .297 .708
Steven Duggar 170 .282 32 6 26 .351 .827
Mike Tauchman 140 .186 19 4 15 .296 .596
LaMonte Wade Jr 120 .250 19 8 20 .341 .841
Darin Ruf 117 .265 26 9 22 .387 .943

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in home runs (17) and runs batted in (56) this season while batting .264.
  • Arenado’s .496 SLG ranks fourth, and his 56 RBI rank 21st among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Goldschmidt has 91 hits and an OBP of .339 to go with a slugging percentage of .441 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Goldschmidt falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average in the league.
  • Goldschmidt will look to extend his 11-game hit streak. Over that span, he’s batting .386 with three homers.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 365 .258 47 5 26 .301 .671
Nolan Arenado 341 .264 43 17 56 .310 .806
Paul Goldschmidt 340 .268 49 14 51 .339 .780
Dylan Carlson 327 .254 45 7 31 .337 .722
Yadier Molina 250 .256 26 8 40 .299 .707
Tyler O’Neill 234 .278 38 15 37 .335 .878
Paul DeJong 209 .196 26 12 28 .294 .686
Edmundo Sosa 148 .250 19 2 8 .323 .654
Matt Carpenter 138 .196 13 3 20 .317 .643
Harrison Bader 110 .245 12 6 16 .294 .739

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