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2021 MLB Handicapping
(32-26) Cleveland Indians vs. St. Louis Cardinals (31-30)
Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jean Carlos Mejia (CLE) vs. Adam Wainwright (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +115 | Cardinals -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Cleveland Indians (32-26) take on the St. Louis Cardinals (31-30) for the finale of a quick two-game series on Wednesday night from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
These two teams have yet to meet this year but did meet three times last season due to the COVID schedule, with Cleveland taking two of three games away from home.
José Ramírez homered and drove in four runs while Shane Bieber dominated, giving up only 1 run and 5 hits through 6 innings and the Cleveland Indians handled the St. Louis 10-1 Tuesday night, sending the Cardinals to their 6th straight loss.
The Indians don’t have the most imposing lineup, but they have continued to win games and stay in the AL Central race. They’re currently 4 games behind the Chicago White Sox.
It took a few weeks for him to get going, but Jose Ramirez hasn’t missed a beat for the Cleveland offense this season and is leading the team across all five major categories.
His batting average (.262) is a little low to be leading a contending team, but that can change quickly over the summer months. From a power perspective, he has 13 home runs and 31 RBI, while his OBP sits just shy of .350 and has contributed 53 hits.
St. Louis Cardinals
To say it’s been a rough start to June would be an understatement for the Cardinals so far. St. Louis has lost 5 games in a row, and as if that wasn’t bad enough, have watched as the Brewers and Cubs have strung together runs to take control over the division.
The Cardinals’ issue is that they now rank in the bottom half of baseball, if not worse, across nearly every offensive category, which seems out of place given the lineup and power that they have.
Off-season acquisition, Nolan Arenado, leads the team with both a .287 batting average and 40 RBI, but the power from him in the middle of the lineup just hasn’t been what was expected, as he only has 11 home runs so far on the season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 32-26 overall
- Indians are 18-14 on the road
- Cardinals are 31-30 overall
- Cardinals are 15-15 at home
- Cardinals are 0-6 in their last 6 games overall
Free Cleveland Indians vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
This series shapes up perfectly for the Indians to come in and look to take two wins against a team whose confidence is low in the Cardinals, losers of 6 games in a row heading into Wednesday.
Wainwright no longer looks like his former self, sitting at just 3-5 with a 4.19 ERA this season. Jean Carlos Mejia has just 1 start on the season but he went 8 innings and allowed 0 runs in the impressive outing.
Take the Indians to win again and send the Cardinals to their 7th straight loss.
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