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St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants – July 2, 2014 – Betting Preview and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants – July 2, 2014 – Betting Preview and Prediction

With the resurgent Tim Lincecum on the mound last night, the San Francisco Giants shut out the St. Louis Cardinals to win the first of a three-game set, 6-0. For the second game, it’s the Cardinals’ turn to put start a Cy Young winner as Adam Wainwright looks to avenge his ugly loss against the AT&T Park tenants last May.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco

When: Tuesday, July 2, 10:15 PM ET

Line: St. Louis Cardinals (-133) at San Francisco Giants (+123); total: 6.5view all MLB lines

Betting on the St. Louis Cardinals

Offense is starting to be a serious problem for the St. Louis Cardinals. For the second-straight game, the Cards were blanked when they lost to the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night.  The Cards are now 0-3 in their last three games wherein they only managed to score a single run. Even the Cards’ pitching isn’t doing the team any favors, getting into a rut at exactly the wrong moment.

[sc:MLB240banner ]The Cards have zero runs in three of their last five games and were outscored by their opponents 22-4 during that span.

The Cards are sending ace Adam Wainwright (10-4 2.01 ERA) to the mound tonight, and although the former Cy Young winner has been excellent thus far this season – his 10 wins are the most in the National League – even he will fail to carry his team if the Cards’ offense doesn’t get it together. In Wainwright’s last outing, he allowed just five hits and one earned run in eight innings of superb work, but picked up a loss in St. Louis’ 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers.

The Cards are 4-1 in Wainwright’s last five road starts.

Wainwright needs the Cards’ top hitters to connect tonight, as only Matt Carpenter (.364) and Matt Adams (.300) have been batting above .250 in the last seven days.

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Betting on the San Francisco Giants

Buster Posey

The Giants are back on top of the NL West after tripping up St. Louis in the first game of their series. With that victory, the Giants snapped their four-game losing streak and improved their record to 4-1 in their last five games against St. Louis.

The four runs the Giants scored last night were the most they’ve had since June 25 when they notched a 4-0 win against the San Diego Padres. Up against an elite ace in Wainwright, the Giants may have a harder time bringing in runs, but they were successful against the right-hander in their last meeting. Back on May 30, the Giants rocked Wainwright early in the game, tagging him with seven runs over 4 1/3 innings on the way to a 9-4 romp.

The Giants are hitting fairly well against Wainwright. The current roster of the Giants has a .302 career batting average against the Wainwright.

Facing Wainwright in the second game is Ryan Vogelsong (5-4, 3.96 ERA). The Giants are 4-1 in Vogelsong’s last five starts against St. Louis.

Writer’s Prediction

Wainwright bounces back and leads the Cards to a dominating win. Take the Cards to win as -133 road faves and the game to go over 6.5.

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