Rangers vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/5

Rangers vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/5

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MLB Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers

 

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. Both teams will face off at Globe Life Field on June 5, 2023, in what promises to be a thrilling game. In this article, we'll provide an extensive analysis of each team, including their pitching and hitting performance, as well as an injury report. Finally, we'll offer our prediction.

 

St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have struggled this season with a record of 25-35. They have particularly struggled on the road, with a 13-19 record away from home. The Cardinals' pitching staff, led by Adam Wainwright, has had its challenges, with a team ERA of 4.31. Wainwright himself has a 6.15 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP.

Offensively, Nolan Gorman has been a standout player for the Cardinals, leading the team with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs. However, the team's overall batting average of .253 and a .428 slugging percentage indicate room for improvement.

In terms of injuries, the Cardinals have several players on the IL, including Jake Woodford, Lars Nootbaar, Tyler O'Neill, Dylan Carlson, and Gordon Graceffo, who is listed as day-to-day.

 

Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers, on the other hand, have been enjoying a successful season with a record of 38-20. They have been particularly dominant at home, boasting a 19-8 record at Globe Life Field. The Rangers' pitching staff, led by Martin Perez, has been solid, with a team ERA of 3.66. Perez himself has been impressive, posting a 6-1 record with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.

Offensively, the Rangers have been explosive, scoring 364 runs and boasting a .276 team batting average. Adolis Garcia and Nolan Gorman have been key contributors, each hitting 14 home runs and driving in a combined 105 RBIs.

As for injuries, the Rangers have Brad Miller on the IL, and Leody Taveras and Ezequiel Duran are listed as day-to-day.

 

Prediction

Considering the Rangers' strong performance this season and their impressive home record, they are the clear favorites in this matchup against the struggling St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals' difficulties on the road, combined with the Rangers' dominant home form, give the Rangers a significant advantage. Additionally, the Cardinals' pitching staff, led by Adam Wainwright's struggles, is likely to face challenges against the potent Rangers' lineup.

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Pick: Rangers ML -130

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