Giants Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2022

Written By Staff on May 8, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (16-11) visit the San Francisco Giants (15-12) on Sunday at 4:05 PM ET. San Francisco’s (-136 to win) Jakob Junis gets the start against St. Louis’ (+115) Dakota Hudson.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of May 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Giants vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Junis (SF) Pitcher Hudson (STL)
1 – 0 W/L 2 – 2
10.0 IP 25.2
0.00 ERA 3.16
0.800 WHIP 1.208
9 K/9 6.3
0.9 BB/9 3.9

Giants Probable Starter Jakob Junis

  • Junis takes the mound for his first start of the season for the Giants.
  • The 29-year-old righty has two appearances out of the bullpen this season.
  • He has a .00 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings over his two appearances.
  • The Cardinals are 12th in MLB action with 118 runs scored this season, and are batting .240 with 22 home runs (19th in baseball).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Probable Starter Dakota Hudson

  • Hudson (2-2) will take to the mound for the Cardinals and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.16 and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fourth quality start in a row.
  • The Giants are batting .237 this season, 12th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .371 (16th in the league) with 28 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won 13 of the 20 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (65%).
  • San Francisco is 7-5 (winning 58.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -136 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Giants’ implied win probability is 57.6%.
  • San Francisco has played in 27 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-13-1).
  • The Giants have collected a 15-12-0 record ATS this season.
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won seven, or 53.8%, of the 13 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • St. Louis has a record of 2-3 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +115 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cardinals, based on the moneyline, is 46.5%.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 14 of their 27 games with a total this season.
  • In 27 games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 15-12-0 ATS.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Wilmer Flores has racked up an on-base percentage of .340, a slugging percentage of .419, and has 25 hits, all club-bests for the Giants. He’s hitting .269 with five doubles, three home runs and 10 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Flores’ batting average ranks 47th, his on-base percentage ranks 59th, and he is 71st in the league in slugging.
  • Thairo Estrada is hitting .240 with six doubles, two home runs and five walks.
  • Estrada’s batting average ranks 94th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 135th, and he is 111th in the league in slugging.
  • Joc Pederson has two doubles, six home runs and two walks while batting .277.
  • Brandon Crawford is batting .236 with five doubles, two home runs and 10 walks.

Giants Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Thairo Estrada 100 .240 16 2 16 .278 .638
Darin Ruf 100 .190 9 1 8 .296 .536
Wilmer Flores 93 .269 14 3 19 .340 .759
Brandon Crawford 89 .236 12 2 10 .333 .693
Brandon Belt 67 .239 12 4 9 .386 .849
Joc Pederson 65 .277 11 6 10 .304 .889
Mike Yastrzemski 59 .288 7 1 4 .354 .710
Joey Bart 55 .164 9 3 5 .313 .658
Austin Slater 47 .255 9 2 9 .352 .756
Luis González 44 .318 7 1 9 .365 .797

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in OBP (.418), slugging percentage (.653) and total hits (34) this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Arenado ranks seventh in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage, and fourth in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Edman has collected 28 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .411.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Edman is 21st in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and 28th in slugging percentage.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is batting .276 with a .388 slugging percentage and 11 RBI this year.
  • Harrison Bader has been key for St. Louis with 22 hits, an OBP of .320 plus a slugging percentage of .360.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nolan Arenado 98 .347 14 7 24 .418 1.071
Paul Goldschmidt 98 .276 15 2 11 .372 .760
Tyler O’Neill 97 .196 14 2 19 .270 .590
Dylan Carlson 96 .208 11 1 8 .264 .576
Tommy Edman 91 .308 18 3 14 .411 .895
Harrison Bader 89 .247 15 2 7 .320 .680
Paul DeJong 74 .135 6 1 7 .217 .447
Yadier Molina 61 .230 4 1 2 .230 .525
Corey Dickerson 48 .188 3 0 7 .231 .439
Albert Pujols 40 .225 5 2 5 .295 .695

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