St Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 28 (6/28): MLB

St Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 28 (6/28): MLB

Credit: photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:45 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line -160
Cardinals run line -1.5 (+130)
Marlins money line +134
Marlins run line +1.5 (-150)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals Miami Marlins
Record 42-34 33-39
Home / road record 23-15 14-23
Last 10 record 5-5 5-5
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 39-33-4 38-33-1
Runs / game 4.74 4.47
Runs allowed / game 3.92 4.27

 

Preview

The St Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins will play the second game of the series at the Busch Stadium on Tuesday night. The Cardinals shutout the Marlins in the first of the series. In the Cardinals' 9-0 victory, Yepez hit his first multi-home run game of his career, Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBI, and Adam Wainwright threw seven scoreless innings. 

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 42-34 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs and and they're batting for .254 AVG, have 365 runs scored in 659 hits and 82 home runs, ranking #5 in offense in the league behind the San Francisco Giants. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 19 home runs and batting for .337 AVG with 64 RBI so far.

Defensively they are allowing 3.9 runs per game and rank #6 in the league. Miles Mikolas leads the pitching staff with a 2.57 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded with the Cards.

Probable Pitcher: 

Dakota Hudson (5-4, 3.72 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cardinals. Hudson suffered the loss against Milwaukee on Thursday, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.1 innings while striking out two batters. He has a record of 1-0 with an ERA of 0.93 and 6 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Marlins in his career.

Miami Marlins

The Marlins get here with a 33-39 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.5 runs per game. They're batting for .245 AVG, have 316 runs scored in 595 hits and 80 home runs, ranking #15 in offense in the league behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Jazz Chisholm Jr leads with 14 home runs, 45 RBI. Garret Cooper is batting for an average of .316. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.3 runs per game and rank #17 in the league. Sandy Alcantara is leading the team with a 1.95 ERA, 94 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher: 

Braxton Garrett (1-2, 4.08 ERA) will start for the Marlins in the 2nd game of the series. Garrett struck out seven batters in 4.2 innings against the Colorado Rockies, allowing two runs (one earned) on nine hits and one walk. He did not factor into the decision. He has given up 2 runs on 7 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts in 4.1 innings against the Cardinals in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Miami Marlins are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Miami's last 18 games against an opponent in the National League Central Division division.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games against Miami.

St. Louis Cardinals are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games at home.

Prediction

The Cardinals outscored the Marlins in the first game of the series with a dominant performance from Adam Wainwright. For this game, St Louis will send Dakota Hudson who's coming from a tough loss against the Brewers but he has dominated the Marlins in his career holding a 0.93 ERA against them. Miami will send Braxton Garret to the mound who has only 4 starts this season and the Marlins are 2-2 this season with him on the mound. The Cardinals is the best team overall here and I think the Marlins will continue struggling offensively against Hudson. Take the Cardinals

PICK: Cardinals ML (-165)

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