Giants vs. Cardinals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/8/2022

by | May 8, 2022

San Francisco’s Jakob Junis and St. Louis’ Dakota Hudson have been named the starters for this contest.

Giants vs. Cardinals Spread and Betting Line

Giants vs Cardinals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
PUSH -110 -110 7.5 -110 -110 -1.5 -180 +155

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Cardinals

Our computer pick: St. Louis Cardinals (-110) and Over (7.5)

Giants vs. Cardinals Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Jakob Junis
  • St. Louis Cardinals probable starting pitcher: Dakota Hudson
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Stadium: Oracle Park

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Matchup

Junis Hudson
0 GS 5
0-0 W-L 2-2
ERA 3.16
0 IP 25.2
0 BB 11
0 SO 18

Giants Starter Jakob Junis

  • Junis makes his first start of the season for the Giants.
  • It’s the first appearance this season for the 29-year-old right-hander, and his first outing in more than a year.
  • The Cardinals have totaled 108 runs this season (16th in MLB) and are batting .233 collectively with 22 home runs (18th in the league).

Cardinals Starter Dakota Hudson

  • The Cardinals will send Hudson (2-2) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed nine hits in six innings against the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.16 and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .222 in five games this season.
  • He’s looking to extend his three-game quality start streak.
  • Hudson has three starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Giants rank 12th in MLB with a .237 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 17th in the league (.371) and 28 home runs.

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants have been favorites in 20 games this season and won 13 (65%) of those contests.
  • San Francisco has a record of 13-7, a 65% win rate, when favored by -110 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 52.4% chance of a victory for the Giants.
  • San Francisco and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 13 of their 28 opportunities.
  • The Giants have an ATS record of 13-14-0 in 27 games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cardinals have come away with six wins in the 12 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • St. Louis has a win-loss record of 6-6 when favored by -110 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The Cardinals have an implied victory probability of 52.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Contests with St. Louis have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 13 of 26 chances this season.
  • The Cardinals are 14-12-0 against the spread in their 26 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wilmer Flores is the Giants best hitter, putting together an average of .269 while also being the team’s top run producer, delivering 19 RBI and connecting on three round-trippers.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Flores is 48th in batting average, 59th in on-base percentage, and 70th in slugging.
  • Thairo Estrada is hitting .240 with six doubles, two home runs and five walks.
  • Estrada ranks 112th in home runs and 27th in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Estrada heads into this matchup looking for his third game in a row with a hit. In his last five games he is batting .263 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
  • Joc Pederson has a team-best six homers.
  • Brandon Crawford is batting .236 with five doubles, two home runs and 10 walks.
  • Crawford brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is hitting .235 with a double, a home run, three walks and an RBI.
Wilmer Flores 25 .269 .340 .419 3 19 25
Thairo Estrada 27 .240 .278 .360 2 16 24
Joc Pederson 20 .277 .304 .585 6 10 18
Brandon Crawford 25 .236 .333 .360 2 10 21
Brandon Belt 18 .239 .386 .463 4 9 16

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Nolan Arenado leads the squad with a batting average of .326, while pacing the Cardinals in home runs, with seven and runs batted in with 21.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Arenado ranks sixth in homers and fifth in RBI.
  • Arenado brings a hitting streak of two games into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
  • Tommy Edman has two doubles, two triples, three home runs and 14 walks while hitting .291.
  • Edman is 68th among all batters in the majors in homers, and 57th in RBI.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .269 with five doubles, two home runs and 15 walks.
  • Harrison Bader has three doubles, two home runs and eight walks while batting .239.
Nolan Arenado 25 .326 .396 .632 7 21 31
Tommy Edman 25 .291 .402 .465 3 13 25
Paul Goldschmidt 25 .269 .370 .387 2 10 25
Harrison Bader 26 .239 .313 .341 2 7 21
Tyler O’Neill 25 .204 .271 .333 2 19 19

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Cardinals

Our best bet is the Cardinals on the moneyline at -110 after digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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