Sunday night in St. Louis is primed for a Cardinals win over the Giants
May 15, 2022
The red-hot bats of the Cardinals will be enough to beat San Francisco
Giants at Cardinals
Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
6:08 PM ET
Don’t put too much stock in the records of the Cardinals (18-15) and Giants (20-13), or the record of today’s starting pitchers, Carlos Rodon and Adam Wainwright.
Sure, Carlos Rodon has been solid for the Giants, going 4-1 on the season with an impressive ERA of 1.80. But a closer look shows that three of his wins were earned against the Rockies (16-16), the Guardians (15-16), and the A’s (15-20). He did beat the Mets, but that was almost a month ago.
Wainwright, on the other hand, is now 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA. He hasn’t been dominant this season but appears to be getting back on track. His last outing was a seven-inning, one-hit gem against the Royals to clinch an I-70 interleague series.
Even if the pitching matchup looks fairly equal, a nod must be given to the red hot bats of the Cardinals, whose lineup has homered in 10-straight games. Third baseman Nolan Arenado is hitting like the player he’s supposed to be, blasting seven home runs on the season.
In this Sunday night special in St. Louis, go with the home team. It just feels right and the value is there, too.
Richard DeMala’s pick: St. Louis +125
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