Tampa Bay Rays vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 9 (6/9): MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 9 (6/9): MLB

Credit: photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 1:10 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line +150
Cardinals run line -1.5 (-145)
Rays money line -180
Rays run line +1.5 (+125)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals  Tampa Bay Rays
Record 32-25 33-23
Road / home record 16-14 20-13
Last 10 record 6-4 6-4
Streak L2 W2
Over / under record 28-26-3 25-29-2
Runs / game 4.89 4.13
Runs allowed / game 3.91 3.93

 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 3rd game of the series at the Tropicana Field on Thursday. The Rays outscored the Cards 11-3 on Wednesday game to take the lead 2-0 on the series.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 32-25 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.89 runs and allowing 3.91 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 12 home runs and batting for .342 AVG whit 47 RBI so far.

A. Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 2.73 ERA, 48 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Cards.

Probable Pitcher: 

Miles Mikolas (4-3, 3.02 ERA) will take the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Cardinals. Mikolasgave up 4 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4 across 5 innings, earning the win over the Cubs on Friday.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 33-23 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.13 runs while allowing 3.9 runs per game. Ji-Man Choi leads the team, batting for a .263 avg with 4 home runs and 25 RBI. Kiermaier has 6 home runs for the Rays.

Shane McClanahan leads the team with a 2.10 ERA, 89 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Rays.

Probable Pitcher:

Shane McClanahan (6-2, 2.10 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rays in the 3rd game of the series. McClanahan earned the win Friday over the White Sox. He gave up two runs on six hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk in six innings.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against Tampa Bay.

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

Tampa Bay are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Tampa Bay are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Prediction

The Rays continue to dominate the Cardinals as they have won 7 of the last 8 head to head games and will now send Shane McClanahan who has been outstanding this season, the Rays have won in his last 6 starts. Mikolas will start for the Cards and he's struggled lately. Take the Rays for the sweep.

PICK: Rays ML (-180)

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