Giants Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – July 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on July 5, 2021

Led by Austin Slater (on a two-game homer streak), the San Francisco Giants (53-30) are favorites to win against the St. Louis Cardinals (41-44) on Monday at 6:05 PM ET. Sportsbooks have named the Giants as -180 favorites for the game, which airs on NBCS-BA. Kevin Gausman starts for San Francisco while St. Louis will counter with Kwang-Hyun Kim.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 5, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Giants vs Cardinals Betting Lines

Giants Betting Insights

  • This season, the Giants have won 33 out of the 45 games, or 73.3%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • San Francisco is 4-1 this season when entering a game favored by -180 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Giants, based on the moneyline, is 61.6%.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Giants and their opponents are 4-6 when it comes to hitting the over.

Giants Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 4.7
HR 16
ERA 3.03
K/9 9.3

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Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals have been underdogs in 39 games this season and have come away with the win 13 times (33.3%) in those contests.
  • This season, St. Louis has come away with a win two times in 10 chances when named as an underdog of at least +150 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Cardinals have an implied victory probability of 38.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • When it comes to the total, the Cardinals and their opponents are 1-7-2 in their last 10 games.

Cardinals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.1
HR 10
ERA 3.43
K/9 7.1

Cardinals Probable Pitcher – Kwang-Hyun Kim

  • Kim makes the start for the Cardinals, his 14th of the season. He is 2-5 with a 3.79 ERA and 50 strikeouts through 59 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance was on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, when the lefty tossed five innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • In 13 games this season, the 32-year-old has a 3.79 ERA and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .250 to opposing batters.
  • Kim will look to pick up his eighth game of five or more innings pitched this season. He’s averaging 4.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Cardinals have been the underdog on the moneyline in six of Kim’s starts this season, and they went 2-4 in those games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of July 5, 2021 at 6:26 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Giants Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 53-30
Home 26-11
Road 27-19
vs LHP (Starters) 15-9
vs RHP (Starters) 36-21
Day Games 2-3
Night Games 51-27

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Giants Probable Pitcher – Kevin Gausman

  • Gausman (8-2) will take the mound for the Giants, his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed three hits in five innings pitched against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
  • The 30-year-old’s 1.68 ERA ranks second, his .810 WHIP ranks third, and his 116 strikeouts rank 15th among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.
  • Gausman has three starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • His team has a record of 7-3 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of July 5, 2021 at 6:26 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 41-44
Home 23-18
Road 18-26
vs LHP (Starters) 11-8
vs RHP (Starters) 29-35
Day Games 13-13
Night Games 28-31

Giants Hitting Stats

  • The San Francisco Giants have hit a league-leading 125 home runs, averaging 1.5 per game.
  • The Giants average 1.3 homers per home game this season (48 total at home).
  • San Francisco has collected 16 home runs during the past 10 games.
  • Buster Posey leads San Francisco with a .328 batting average. He’s also hit 12 homers and has 28 RBI.
  • Brandon Crawford leads San Francisco in home runs with 17 and runs batted in with 52.

Cardinals Hitting Stats

  • The Cardinals rank 22nd in Major League Baseball with 88 home runs.
  • They have won 18 of the 26 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • St. Louis has 10 homers over its last 10 games.
  • Nolan Arenado has racked up a team-high 16 home runs and 52 runs batted in.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .259 with 14 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 30 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Cardinals (+150)

Over/Under Pick: Under (7.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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