Detroit Tigers at St. Louis Cardinals 8/25/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers
Date & Time: 8/25/2021, 5:15 PM UTC
Location: Busch Stadium
Latest Odds: STL -149 ; Total 9
TV Channel: MLBN

The Wednesday MLB schedule will get underway with an interleague clash between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Tigers (61-66) are eight games below .500 on the road and 12 games off the pace in the AL Central Division race. Last night, Detroit 1B Miguel Cabrera crushed career home run number 501 during a 4-3 road victory against St. Louis.

Twenty-four year old left-hander Tarik Skubal (8-11 4.02 ERA) will take the mound for the Royals in this matchup. Through 123 innings, Skubal has struck out 134 batters and owns a respectable 1.28 WHIP.

The St. Louis Cardinals have split their previous ten games and trail Cincinnati by five games for the final NL Wild Card spot. On Tuesday, St. Louis managed just six hits and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. SP Jack Flaherty (9-2) gave up four runs in two innings and took the loss for the Cardinals (63-61).

The Cardinals will counter with veteran left-hander Jon Lester (4-6 5.46 ERA) in the series finale. In his last start, Lester gave up four runs in four plus innings during an 8-4 home victory versus Milwaukee.

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Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
  • Cardinals are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 4-0-1 in Tigers last 5 road games.
  • Under is 4-0-1 in Cardinals last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in Cardinals last 6 games as a home favorite.
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St. Louis SP Carlos Martinez (thumb) has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. Through 127 games, Detroit ranks 20th in OPS and 17th in runs scored. For the season, St. Louis ranks 21st in OPS and 25th in runs scored. Take the under on getaway day. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 4-3.

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