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San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals

June 23, 2024


The San Francisco Giants will travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to face the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium for Game 3 of a three-game series. The first pitch of Game 3 is scheduled for 2:15 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on NBC Sports Bay Area and Bally Sports Midwest.


San Francisco Giants Team Preview


The San Francisco Giants are on a four-game losing streak and are in jeopardy of being swept for the 4th time this season following a 4-9 loss in Game 2 of the series on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.


The Giants have lost by an average margin of 2.5 runs per game during their losing streak, including a five-run loss against the Cardinals on Saturday. Jordan Hicks struggled on the mound for the Giants on Saturday as he pitched four innings while allowing five runs and recording one strikeout.


The Giants had a productive 1st inning as they scored three runs, including Jorge Soler and Matt Chapman, scoring off a base hit from Michael Conforto. The loss drops the record for San Francisco to five games below .500 at 36-41, which puts them in 4th place in the NL West and the 3rd worst record in the National League.


Following the loss in Game 2, the Giants have lost two of the last three games in the series against the Cardinals and have lost by an average margin of 1 run per game in those contests. The San Francisco Giants will look to end their four-game losing streak and their two-game losing streak in the series when they travel to face the St. Louis Cardinals for Game 3 of the series.


St. Louis Cardinals Team Preview


The St. Louis Cardinals have been one of the hottest teams in baseball over their last ten games, compiling a record of 7-3 during that stretch, and have won by an average margin of .8 runs per game during that period.


The Cardinals are on a two-game winning streak following Saturday's 9-4 win in Game 2 of the series at home against the San Francisco Giants. Alec Burleson played a pivotal role in the win for the Cardinals as he went 3 for 4 at the plate with a walk, two home runs, including a three-run home run in the 4th, which also scored Masyn Winn and Dylan Carlson, and another two-run home run in the 6th inning that also scored Masyn Winn.


Miles Mikolas improved his record to .500 this season at 6-6. However, Mikolas did not have a quality start, as he pitched six innings while allowing four runs and striking out three batters. The Cardinals have won two straight but lost six of the previous ten games in the series against the Giants.


The St. Louis Cardinals will look to complete the series sweep when they host the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon.


Odds and Series Trends


BetNow has the St. Louis Cardinals listed as -125 moneyline favorites at home against the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon. San Francisco has won six of the last ten. However, both teams have averaged 5.4 runs per game in those contests, while the Cardinals have won two of the previous three games in the series by an average margin of 1 run per game.


Game Pick


St. Louis has won seven of their last ten games and are on a two-game winning streak following Saturday's 9-4 win in Game 2, while San Francisco has lost seven of their previous ten games. The Cardinals have won six of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings against the Giants and have won by an average margin of 1 run per game in the last three games in the series.


As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the St. Louis Cardinals when they host the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon.


Spooky Express Pick: St. Louis Cardinals (-125)