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2021 MLB Handicapping
(29-37) Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals (33-33)
Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara(MIA) vs. Johan Oviedo (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Marlins -125 | Cardinals +107
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Marlins -1.5, Cardinals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7.5
The Marlins will square off against the Cardinals on Wednesday for the finale of the series. These two teams did not meet last year due to COVID-19. Game two is at 8:15 ET on Tuesday night.
St. Louis won game one in a low scoring game, 4-2.
This Marlins are starting Sandy Alcantara and the Cardinals are going with Johan Oviedo.
Although the Marlins made the postseason in a shortened 2020 season, there were not high expectations for this club this year.
They have the worst record(29-37) in the National League East.
Before this series against the Cardinals, this Marlins squad won two out of three against their division rival, Atlanta Braves.
Braxton Garrett pitched on Monday and went 4.1 innings and gave up 2 runs.
Sandy Alcantara has really emerged as one of the best young pitchers in baseball. He spun six innings, only allowing two runs in his last outing against the Braves.
The Marlins have pitched very well this year. Their key starters are Trevor Rodgers, Pablo Lopez, and the aforementioned Alcantara. The staff is 8th in baseball with a 3.55 ERA.
Offense is not a strong suit for this team, as they are scoring less than four runs per game.
First baseman Jesus Aguilar has 12 home runs and 49 RBI.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have been skidding as of late, despite the win on Monday. As a result, they find themselves with a .500 record sitting in fourth place in the National League Central.
This team has been skidding as of late, despite their win on Monday. The Cubs swept them in a three games series over the weekend.
Adam Wainwright tossed six innings in game 1 and held the Marlins to only two runs. The righty veteran has been very good for St. Louis this season.
Johan Oviedo has yet to record a win this year and has an ERA near 6. He will look to get back on track against Miami.
The Cardinals are 18th best in baseball with a 4.33 ERA.
The offense has not been producing a lot of runs recently, but they are still scoring over 4 runs a game.
The Cardinals have hit 74 home runs which is 16th in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Marlins are 7-2 in their last 9 games on Wednesday.
- Marlins are 6-2 in their last 8 games during game 3 of a series.
- Cardinals are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series.
- Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 home games.
Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The Cardinals are the better team, but have been struggling lately. I am not confident they will walk away victorious in this one.
The starting pitching advantage goes to the Marlins. I expect Alcantara to pitch effectively against this Cardinals team.
I do not feel that Oviedo will get crushed by the Marlins, but they will do enough against him to win the game.
I’m going with the Marlins to win a close game on the road.
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