San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 6/20/24

St. Louis Cardinals (36-37) vs San Francisco Giants (36-39)

Game Info: Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7:15 pm (Rickwood Field)

Andre Pallante (2-3) (4.61) vs Keaton Winn (3-7) (6.66)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -120 / San Francisco Giants +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, June 20th at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Giants recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Cardinals recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving San Francisco 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis
  • Recent betting trends in games played between San Francisco and St. Louis
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between San Francisco and St. Louis 

Giants are Still Struggling with Pitching 

The San Francisco Giants are 36-39 this year and they have lost four of their last six games. San Francisco is coming off of a series loss against the Cubs, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Giants lost two out of three against the Angels, won two out of three against the Astros, and won two out of three against the Rangers. San Francisco is 7-6 in their last 13 games and they are fourth in the NL West standings. 

The San Francisco pitching staff has a 4.42 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .258 opponent batting average. The Giants offense has scored 329 runs with a .246 batting average and a .317 on base percentage. Jorge Soler is batting .224 with nine home runs and 26 RBI’s for the Giants this season. San Francisco has allowed at least five runs in five of their last six games. 

Cardinals Looking to Bounce Back 

The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-37 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. St. Louis is coming off of a series loss against the Marlins, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Cardinals won two out of three against the Cubs, won two out of three against the Pirates, and split four games with the Rockies. St. Louis is 5-3 in their last eight games and they are second on the NL Central standings. 

The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.93 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 287 runs with a .236 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Nolan Gorman is batting .202 with 16 home runs and 34 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. St. Louis has scored four runs or more in seven of their last twelve games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for San Francisco is Keaton Winn, who is 3-7 with a 6.66 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 52.2 innings pitched this season. Winn has allowed at least five earned runs in four of his last five starts and has only gone more than 4.1 innings once in that span. The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Andre Pallante, who is 2-3 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 27.1 innings pitched this year. Pallante has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last four starts, but only went 3.1 innings against the Cubs in his last start. 

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

The Cardinals have won each of their last five night games against NL West opponents following a loss.The Giants have lost four of their last five games against the Cardinals following a loss.The Cardinals have covered the run line in each of their last five night games against NL West opponents following a loss.The Giants have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five night games against the Cardinals following a loss.

Total Runs Facts

Eight of the Cardinals' last 10 games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.Four of the Giants' last five games against National League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Giants' last five night games against National League opponents.

San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 

Both of these teams come into this series after dropping two out of three games earlier in the week, but they will try and bounce back here. St. Louis is second in the NL Central and they have played very well over the last few weeks. The Cardinals should have a solid day at the plate here, as Keaton Winn is starting for the Giants, who has been awful this season. San Francisco has a similar record to St. Louis, but they are fourth in the NL West. St. Louis is starting Pallante, who has been decent as a starter, but doesn’t last very deep into games. I absolutely cannot back Winn with how he is pitching, so my San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction is for the Cardinals to win. 

David’s Pick Cardinals ML

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