Free MLB Picks for Today Cardinals vs Astros Prediction 3/14

Free MLB Picks for Today Cardinals vs Astros Prediction 3/14

The St. Louis Cardinals will face off against the Houston Astros in a Spring Training game on March 14th, 2023. As we near the start of the MLB season, both teams will be looking to make the most of their remaining practice games. Let's take a look at each team's strengths and weaknesses and offer our prediction for the game.

St. Louis Cardinals

Hitting: The Cardinals have been solid in the hitting department so far in Spring Training, with a .263 team average and 23 home runs. Brendan Donovan has been a standout player with four home runs and 10 RBIs.

Pitching: The Cardinals pitching has been average, with a team ERA of 4.37. However, their pitchers have managed to strike out 113 batters in 14 games.

Houston Astros

Hitting: The Astros have a team batting average of .252 and have hit 16 home runs in Spring Training. J.J. Matijevic has been a standout player, hitting .357 with one home run and six RBIs.

Pitching: The Astros have been strong on the mound, with a team ERA of 3.45 and 120 strikeouts in 12 games. However, they will be without Lance McCullers Jr. who is out with an injury.

Injuries: Both teams have a few players on the injury report. For the Cardinals, Jose Fermin and Jordan Walker are both out, while the Astros will be without Yordan Alvarez, Jake Meyers, and Michael Brantley.

Prediction:

Based on the analysis, we predict that the Houston Astros will win this game. Their strong pitching, despite missing McCullers Jr., should be able to keep the Cardinals' hitters at bay. Our pick for this game is the Houston Astros on the Moneyline.

Pick: Houston Astros ML

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