Giants vs Cardinals MLB Preview (6/20/24): Starting Lineups, Odds, Stats, & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on June 20, 2024
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The San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play the St. Louis Cardinals on June 20 at 7:15 p.m. ET, at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, AL. The game will be broadcasted on FOX and is set to be a tribute to the Negro Leagues. MLB odds are set at -105 for the Giants and -115 for the Cardinals, indicating expectations for a close game.

Giants vs Cardinals MLB Betting Odds Preview

The Cardinals enter tonight’s game as slight favorites over the Giants with a -115 price on their moneyline. The over/under is set at 8.5, implying a final score of 5-4 that results in a Cardinals victory. The run line for the game, meanwhile, is set at 1.5, according to Ohio sportsbooks.

  • Bet365: Cardinals -115, Giants -105, over/under 8.5
  • BetMGM: Cardinals -115, Giants -105, over/under 8.5
  • Caesars: Cardinals -115, Giants -105, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Cardinals -115, Giants -105, over/under 8.5

MLB odds subject to change for Giants vs. Cardinals

Giants vs. Cardinals projected starting lineups

Giants starting lineup

  1. SS Brett Wisely (L)
  2. CF Heliot Ramos (R)
  3. C Patrick Bailey (S)
  4. 3B Matt Chapman (R)
  5. LF Michael Conforto (L)
  6. DH Jorge Soler (R)
  7. RF Mike Yastrzemski (L)
  8. 2B Thairo Estrada (R)
  9. 1B Trenton Brooks (L)

Cardinals starting lineup

  1. SS Masyn Winn (R)
  2. RF Alec Burleson (L)
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)
  4. 2B Nolan Gorman (L)
  5. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
  6. LF Brendan Donovan (L)
  7. C Iván Herrera (R)
  8. DH Matt Carpenter (L)
  9. CF Michael Siani (L)

Giants vs Cardinals Projected Starters For June 20

(SF) Keaton Winn (R)3-76.671.3319.78.1
(STL) Andre Pallante (R)2-34.811.5716.09.2

Giants vs Cardinals Injuries

San Francisco Giants: Robbie Ray (SP) and Alex Cobb (SP) are out for the first half of the 2024 season due to elbow and hip surgeries, respectively. Tom Murphy (100) expected back in July from a knee sprain. Blake Snell (SP) could return late June from a groin strain. Jordan Hicks (SP) probable for his next start despite illness.

St. Louis Cardinals: Nolan Arenado (3B) and Kyle Gibson (SP) are questionable for the next game with elbow and back issues, respectively. Steven Matz (SP) and Willson Contreras (100) are on the injured list but expected back late June. Keynan Middleton (RP) out for the 2024 season with a forearm strain.

San Francisco Giants Season Standings and Stats

With a record of 36-39, the San Francisco Giants enter tonight’s game as the fourth place team in the NL West Division. As a team, they have a batting average of .246 on the season to go along with 73 home runs. Their pitching staff has accumulated 623 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.42. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games, and are currently on a 2-game losing streak.

  • Runs per game: 4.4
  • Team average: .246
  • Team home runs: 73
  • Team Stolen bases: 24
  • Team ERA: 4.42
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 623

St. Louis Cardinals Season Standings and Stats

The St. Louis Cardinals hold a similar season record having gone 36-37 so far, and are currently the second place team in the NL Central Division. Their batting average stands at .236, complemented by 72 home runs. The Cardinals have shown agility on the bases with 39 stolen bases and their pitchers have maintained an ERA of 3.96, striking out 604 batters. Recently, they’ve shown better form than the Giants, winning 6 of their last ten games despite a recent 2-game losing streak.

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .236
  • Team home runs: 72
  • Team Stolen bases: 39
  • Team ERA: 3.96
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 604

Player Stats for Giants vs Cardinals

Key players for tonight’s game include Jorge Soler from the San Francisco Giants and Nolan Gorman from the St. Louis Cardinals. Soler leads in home runs for the Giants, while Gorman tops the Cardinals in both home runs and RBIs. Their performance could sway MLB betting odds significantly.

San Francisco Giants Leaders

The Giants’ Thairo Estrada shows promise with a .240 batting average and leads in RBIs, suggesting potential for impactful plays against the Cardinals. Matt Chapman, leading in runs and stolen bases, could also play a crucial role in the game’s outcome.

  • AVG Leader: Thairo Estrada .240
  • HR Leader: Jorge Soler 9
  • RBI Leader: Thairo Estrada 39
  • Runs Leader: Matt Chapman 44
  • SB Leader: Matt Chapman 5

St. Louis Cardinals Leaders

On the Cardinals side, Masyn Winn leads with a .293 batting average, while Nolan Gorman’s power hitting is highlighted by his 16 home runs. Michael Siani’s speed on bases with 9 stolen bases adds a dynamic element to the Cardinals’ strategy against the Giants.

  • AVG Leader: Masyn Winn .293
  • HR Leader: Nolan Gorman 16
  • RBI Leader: Nolan Gorman 34
  • Runs Leader: Paul Goldschmidt 35
  • SB Leader: Michael Siani 9
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