St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants- Tuesday, July 1
BAS’ Line: Giants -118 and the Total is 7 1/2 U-125
The St. Louis Cardinals will kick-off the month of July on the road this Tuesday night in Game 1 of a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. BetAnySports has opened the Giants as -130 favorites on its MLB betting moneyline for this game with the total set at 7.5. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. (ET) at AT&T Park.
The Cardinals come into this series with just two victories in their last six games. This includes a 3-1 series loss on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers this past weekend in which they were outscored 17-4 in the four games. They are now 44-39 on the year and 6.5 games in back of Milwaukee in the NL Central. St. Louis is 21-22 on the road this year and the total has stayed UNDER in eight of its last 12 road games.
Look for Marco Gonzales to get the start for the Cardinals on Tuesday night. The left-hander made his Major League debut last Wednesday against Colorado and after posting three strong innings he was tagged for five runs in the fourth. He lasted one more inning; giving-up a total of seven hits on the night.
San Francisco continues to set the pace in the NL West with an overall record of 46-36, but there have been some cracks in the foundation lately with just three victories in its last 10 games and four-straight losses to Cincinnati this past weekend at home. The Giants only managed to score a total of six runs in those four losses and the total has stayed UNDER in five of their last eight games.
The good news for Giants’ fans is that Tim Lincecum is due to be back on the mound as the team’s starter after tossing his second career no-hitter in his previous start against San Diego. That could be a tough act to follow with an overall ERA of 4.42 this season in a total of 16 starts. Prior to no-hitting the Padres, the right-hander had given-up a total of 17 earned runs in his last four starts.
I am banking on BetAnySports’ favorable +120 MLB moneyline on the Cardinals in this matchup as it will be a different story for Lincecum this time around. Consistency and holding form have not been his strong suit over the past few years, which will be evident in a St. Louis win on the road this Tuesday night.