GIANTS AND CARDINALS BOTH LOOK TO TURN THINGS AROUND
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:24 PM EDT
San Francisco (68-54) at St. Louis (65-53), 8:15 p.m. EDT, Line: St. Louis -153, San Francisco +143, Total: 8
The Giants continue their six-game road trip, as they start a three-game set in St. Louis. The Giants enter play one game back of the Phillies for the NL Wild Card, and six games back of the Padres in the NL West. The Cardinals enter play a season-high 3.5 games back of the Reds in the NL Central, and also trail the Phillies by two games in the Wild Card race.
The Cardinals have tied their season-high with four straight losses, while the Giants have lost six of their last eight road games. Basketball Odds
Giants rookie Madison Bumgarner (4-4, 3.27 ERA) will take the mound against Jake Westbrook (7-7, 4.48 ERA). After winning four straight starts, Bumgarner is 0-2 in his last four starts. All of Bumgarner’s four wins this season have come on the road (4-2, 2.87 ERA in six road starts). Baseball Odds
Jake Westbrook is 1-0 in his three starts since joining St. Louis from Cleveland, but the Cardinals have lost two of those three starts. Westbrook will be making his first career start against the Giants. Sports Scores
The Giants have played very well against the NL Central this season and this FoxSheets stat makes them the pick even as the underdog. SAN FRANCISCO is 22-8 (+12.7 Units) against the money line against NL Central opponents this season. The average score was SAN FRANCISCO 5.4, OPPONENT 3.3 – (Rating = 1*).
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