St. Louis Cardinals at Detroit Tigers Free Pick

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The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Fox Sports Midwest is in line to televise this interleague matchup. The game is slated to get underway at 6:10 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing St. Louis (-160) as the favorite over Detroit (+150). The total is sitting at 8.5 runs and gamblers can take the over for -105 and the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -110 for the Cardinals -1.5 runs and -110 for the Tigers +1.5.

The Cardinals have gone 78-63 SU this year and are 75-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 5.4 units for moneyline bettors and 9.6 units ATS. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 58-83 SU and 72-68 ATS. The team’s lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.2 units ATS.

Tigers games have an over/under record of 60-73-7 in 2018. St. Louis has an over/under record of 65-69-6.

Jack Flaherty is getting the nod for St. Louis. The right-handed Flaherty (8-6, 2.83 ERA) has recorded 154 strikeouts in 127.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers will turn to lefty Matthew Boyd (9-12, 4.24 ERA), who’s got 137 strikeouts and 46 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.13. Boyd did not record a start against the Cardinals in 2017.

St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.35 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.04 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.31, along with a K/9 of 8.15.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .251/.325/.415 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

St. Louis’ offense has been powered by first baseman Jose Martinez and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who’ve collectively belted 36 home runs. Martinez is hitting .306/.365/.461 with 16 home runs, 78 RBIs and 53 runs scored, while Ozuna (.279/.322/.431) is up to 20 homers, 73 RBIs and 57 runs scored.

For the home team, Detroit’s pitchers have given up 4.7 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.51 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.48 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The Detroit offense is putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 7.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .308/.366/.546 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have led the Tigers’ batters this year. Castellanos is slashing .292/.347/.485 with 20 home runs, 78 RBIs and 76 runs scored, while the line for Iglesias stands at .269/.310/.389 with five homers, 48 RBIs, 43 runs and 15 stolen bases.

St. Louis Cardinals at Detroit Tigers Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Cardinals, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • St. Louis has recorded 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Detroit has 22 XBH over its last five.
  • St. Louis has posted 21.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.6 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 18 home runs over its last 10 games.