Marlins vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/18

Marlins vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/18

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MLB Preview and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins

The St. Louis Cardinals look to capitalize on their recent form as they take on the struggling Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. The Cardinals are favored to win this matchup due to their stronger overall performance and Lance Lynn's pitching against a struggling Marlins team.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 18, 2024
  • Time: 3:10 PM
  • Location: loanDepot park, Miami, Florida
  • TV Coverage: Check local listings
  • Weather: 84°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

St. Louis Cardinals:

The Cardinals have a record of 35-35, including an 18-20 record on the road. Lance Lynn will start for St. Louis, with a 2-3 record, a 3.75 ERA, and a 1.39 WHIP over 69.2 innings pitched.

Offensively, the Cardinals are led by Nolan Gorman and Masyn Winn. Gorman leads the team with 15 home runs, while Winn boasts a .294 batting average.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Nolan Gorman (15 HR)
  • Batting Average: Masyn Winn (.294 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Nolan Gorman (33 RBI)

The Cardinals' balanced approach with both pitching and hitting makes them strong contenders against struggling opponents like the Marlins.

Miami Marlins:

The Marlins have a challenging season with a 23-48 record, including a 12-25 record at home. Roddery Munoz will start for Miami, holding a 1-2 record, a 4.56 ERA, and a 1.17 WHIP over 25.2 innings pitched.

Miami's offense is led by Bryan De La Cruz and Jazz Chisholm Jr. De La Cruz leads the team with 11 home runs, while Chisholm Jr. has a .260 batting average.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Bryan De La Cruz (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jazz Chisholm Jr. (.260 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jazz Chisholm Jr. (34 RBI)

The Marlins will need a strong performance from their key players to compete against the Cardinals' solid lineup and pitching staff.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
STL (35-35) -145 o8.5 (+105) -1.5 (+115)
MIA (23-48) +125 u8.5 (-125) +1.5 (-135)

 

Prediction:

The prediction for this game is that the St. Louis Cardinals will win on the moneyline (-145). Here’s why:

Lance Lynn, starting for the Cardinals, has shown resilience on the mound despite his record. With a 3.75 ERA and experience pitching against various opponents, Lynn has the advantage over Roddery Munoz of the Marlins, who has struggled with consistency.

Offensively, the Cardinals have the firepower led by Nolan Gorman and Masyn Winn, which gives them an edge over the Marlins' struggling pitching and defense.

Considering the Cardinals' recent form and overall better performance compared to the Marlins, the pick is for St. Louis to secure a victory in this matchup.

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals ML (-145)

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