Marlins at Cardinals 6/17/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals
MLB: 8:15 PM EST
Jun. 17, 2019
Latest Odds : STL -202 O/U 8.5
The Miami Marlins open a four-game series on the road Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Marlins defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday as Pablo Lopez threw seven solid innings allowing just three runs. Harold Ramirez and Garrett Cooper each had three hits for Miami, while Starlin Castro drove in Miami’s go-ahead run during the fifth inning.
St. Louis had its two-game winning streak snapped on Saturday in an 8-7 loss to the New York Mets. Dexter Fowler hit a home run and knocked in three runs for St. Louis, while Paul DeJong collected three hits. Paul Goldschmidt did not start but pinch-hit during the eighth on day of rest for the first baseman.
Miguel Reyes leads Miami with a .272 batting average. Jorge Alfaro leads the Marlins in home runs with nine, while Brian Anderson leads in RBIs with 28. Miami has a batting average of .237 while opposing hitters are averaging .245. On Monday, the Marlins will send Elieser Hernandez to the mound. The right-hander is 0-1 with an ERA of 5.87, 7 Ks and 2 BBs.
Paul DeJong is leading the Cardinals with a .277 batting average. Marcell Ozuna is the Cardinals leader in home runs with 18 and leads in RBIs with 56. The Cardinals are averaging .247 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .241. On Monday, the Cardinals will send Miles Mikolas to the mound. The right-hander is 4-7 with an ERA of 4.83, 57 Ks and 15 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Miami is 2-7 in its last 9
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Marlins last 6 on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 in its last 5 at home
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Cardinals last 8 at home
Free Betting Pick: OVER 8.5
Go OVER in this matchup. The OVER has cashed in 17 of the last 25 meetings between the two. St. Louis has watched the OVER cash in each of its last 5, each of its last 5 versus opponents from the National League Central and each of its last 4 versus a right-handed starter. The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Marlins last 14. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win, but our best play is OVER 7-5.