Giants Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 15, 2022

Written By Staff on May 14, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (20-13) and St. Louis Cardinals (18-15) square off at Busch Stadium on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET to break a 1-1 series tie. San Francisco’s (-136 to win) Carlos Rodon and St. Louis’ (+117) Adam Wainwright will start this matchup.

The insights in the following article reference odds valid as of May 15, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Giants vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Rodón (SF) Pitcher Wainwright (STL)
4 – 1 W/L 3 – 3
35.0 IP 34.0
1.80 ERA 3.18
0.914 WHIP 1.294
13.6 K/9 7.4
3.1 BB/9 3.4

Giants Probable Starter Carlos Rodón

  • Rodon (4-1) takes the mound for the Giants in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 1.80 ERA in 35 innings pitched, with 53 strikeouts.
  • His most recent appearance came on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies, when the left-hander went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 1.80, with 13.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season.
  • Rodon is aiming for his fourth straight quality start.
  • He will face a Cardinals offense that ranks 15th in the league with 142 runs while batting .239 as a squad. It has a collective .380 slugging percentage (13th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 29 home runs (18th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 29-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (1.80), eighth in WHIP (.914), and second in K/9 (13.6).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • The Cardinals will hand the ball to Wainwright (3-3) for his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, May 4, when he allowed one hit in 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 40-year-old has an ERA of 3.18, a 2.154 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.294 in six games this season.
  • In six starts this season, he’s earned three quality starts.
  • The Giants have scored 163 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They have 268 hits, seventh in baseball, with 33 home runs (11th in the league).
  • The 40-year-old’s 3.18 ERA ranks 33rd, 1.294 WHIP ranks 48th, and 7.4 K/9 ranks 37th among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won 69.2% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (18-8).
  • San Francisco has a record of 11-5 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter (68.8%).
  • The Giants have a 57.6% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • San Francisco has played in 33 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 17 times (17-15-1).
  • The Giants have put together a 19-14-0 record ATS this season (covering 57.6% of the time).
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won eight, or 50%, of the 16 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • St. Louis is 2-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +117 or more on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cardinals have a 46.1% chance to win.
  • Games involving St. Louis have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 16 of 33 chances this season.
  • The Cardinals have an ATS record of 18-15-0 in 33 games with a spread this season.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Thairo Estrada has racked up a team-high .350 slugging percentage, while batting .242 with seven doubles, two home runs and five walks.
  • Estrada ranks 84th in batting average, 142nd in on base percentage, and 120th in slugging among qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Wilmer Flores has six doubles, three home runs and 11 walks while batting .267.
  • Among qualified hitters, Flores’ batting average ranks 59th, his on-base percentage ranks 69th, and he is 78th in the league in slugging.
  • Brandon Crawford is batting .214 with five doubles, three home runs and 13 walks.
  • Brandon Belt has two doubles, a triple, four home runs and 15 walks while hitting .262. He has 22 hits with a .382 on-base percentage to pace his team in both.

Giants Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Thairo Estrada 120 .242 21 2 18 .271 .621
Brandon Crawford 112 .214 18 3 14 .312 .651
Darin Ruf 112 .223 13 1 9 .336 .613
Wilmer Flores 105 .267 15 3 19 .336 .746
Brandon Belt 84 .262 13 4 11 .382 .834
Joc Pederson 79 .241 12 6 12 .295 .789
Mike Yastrzemski 79 .266 11 2 8 .359 .739
Joey Bart 62 .177 10 3 6 .329 .668
Luis González 59 .339 10 1 12 .391 .832
Austin Slater 53 .264 11 2 10 .418 .852

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Nolan Arenado has 38 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .582, both of which are best among St. Louis hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Arenado is 13th in batting average, his on-base percentage is 25th, and he is seventh in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .276 with a .440 slugging percentage and 17 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Edman ranks 45th in batting average, 28th in on-base percentage and 55th in slugging percentage.
  • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with an OBP of .384 this season while batting .298 with 17 walks and 18 runs scored.
  • Harrison Bader has three home runs, 10 RBI and a batting average of .233 this season.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nolan Arenado 122 .311 14 7 27 .370 .952
Paul Goldschmidt 121 .298 18 3 17 .384 .830
Dylan Carlson 118 .212 12 2 9 .264 .603
Tommy Edman 116 .276 22 4 17 .368 .808
Tyler O’Neill 109 .183 14 2 19 .252 .546
Harrison Bader 103 .233 17 3 10 .304 .663
Yadier Molina 72 .236 7 1 2 .236 .555
Corey Dickerson 56 .196 4 0 7 .246 .478
Andrew Knizner 48 .229 3 1 6 .339 .693
Albert Pujols 43 .209 7 2 5 .333 .705

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