St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, October 22nd, 8:00 ET
Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
MLB Betting Odds: San Francisco -140
MLB Playoffs On TV: FOX
The NLCS continues with Game 7 on Monday, and that means that we are going to be making our baseball picks and playoff predictions for the game between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals.
What an amazing six games we have seen thus far in this series! We haven’t quite seen that vintage extra innings game that has us all on the edges of our seats, but we might be right there tonight when these two teams square off for the seventh and final time here at AT&T Park.
We have to give the Giants all of the credit in the world. They could have easily just dropped off the face of the earth after losing Game 4 to fall behind the Cards 3-1 in this race to four wins. Their bats looked dead, their best arms were already depleted and beaten, and there was still another game to win just to get back home for two more must win games. The hardest two steps have been completed. Now though, is the chance for Matt Cain to make himself a hero in San Francisco baseball history, as he will get the ball on Monday night for one of the biggest starts of his entire career.
Kyle Lohse is going to be the man on the mound in this one for the Cardinals, but does it really matter? St. Louis is the team that just keeps finding ways to win. If this team could beat Kris Medlen and beat Gio Gonzalez after falling behind 6-0 with both games coming on the road, why couldn’t it ultimately end up winning Game 7 after losing two games and generating no offense whatsoever in those games? The Cards have historically made no sense whatsoever in the last two seasons, and that’s why we are backing them to find some way to get to the World Series and once again celebrate on someone else’s home field.
St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants Game 7 Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +130