St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers Matchup

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals are heading north to face off against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. This interleague matchup will begin at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports Midwest.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Detroit (+160) is coming into this one as the underdog to St. Louis (-170) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Cardinals -1.5 runs (-120) and Tigers +1.5 runs (+100).

The Cardinals are 78-62 SU and have gone 75-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 5.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 9.6 units ATS. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 57-83 SU and 72-68 ATS. They’ve lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.2 units ATS.

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

Austin Gomber is the projected starter for the visiting Cardinals. Gomber is 5-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 45 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers are sending lefty Daniel Norris (0-3, 5.49 ERA) to the mound. Norris has 25 punchouts and 10 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.37. Norris did not record a start against the Cardinals in 2017.

St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.34 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.04 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.29, along with a K/9 of 8.11.

The Cardinals offense has slashed .251/.325/.415 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this season, including 5.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

St. Louis’ offensive production has been powered by first baseman Jose Martinez and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who have combined to blast 34 home runs. Martinez is hitting .309/.368/.465 with 16 home runs, 78 RBIs and 53 runs scored, while Ozuna is hitting .277 with 18 homers, 71 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

For the home team, Detroit’s pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.51, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.3. The bullpen has a 4.51 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.0 K/9.

The Detroit offense is putting up 3.9 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .312/.360/.532 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have led the Tigers’ batters this year. Castellanos is hitting .292/.346/.486 with 20 home runs, 76 RBIs and 76 runs scored, and the line for Iglesias stands at .269/.310/.389 with five homers, 48 RBIs, 43 runs and 15 steals.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes,

  • St. Louis has recorded 12 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Detroit has 21 XBH over its last five.
  • St. Louis has posted 24.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.