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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-50) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Indians (49-48)
Date: Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
Projected Pitchers: Kwang Hyun Kim (STL) vs. Zach Plesac (CLE)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -105 Indians -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5, Indians -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Cardinals will be in Cleveland to take on the Indians for game 2 Wednesday at 1:10 ET. Game 1 of that series is Tuesday at 7:10 ET.
Kwang Hyun Kim gets the ball for the Cardinals and Zach Plesac will be going for the Indians.
These teams met back in June and they split a 2 game series.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have been an up and down team this year. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
At 50-50, they are 3rd in the National League Central. They trail the Brewers by 8 games.
Before this series, they lost 2 out of 3 games to the Reds. The Cardinals won 10-6 on Sunday. In that series, they scored 18 runs and allowed 17 runs.
Johan Oviedo went 4.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Kwang Hyun Kim has been solid this year. He is 6-5 with a 2.88 ERA. His last start was against the Cubs on Thursday where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. St. Louis won that game 3-2.
Pitching for this team is ranked toward the middle with an ERA of 4.20.
On offense, they are scoring 4.03 runs per game which is 26th best in baseball. Some key hitters in their lineup are Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt.
This team has hit 111 home runs which is 21st best in baseball.
Overall, the Indians have not had a terrible year, but they do not have much to show for it based on how well the White Sox have played. Cleveland has lost 3 of their last 4 games.
With a record of 49-48, they are 2nd in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 8.5 games.
The Tribe lost 3 of 4 games against the Rays recently. Cleveland did get the win 3-2 on Sunday. In that series, the Indians scored 14 runs and allowed 25 runs.
Triston McKenzie went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Sunday.
Zach Plesac is 5-3 with a 4.30 ERA. His last start was against the Rays on Friday where he went 6.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Tampa Bay won that game 10-5.
It was a good sign for this team to get Plesac back, but Civale and Bieber are still hurt. These guys being out has really had a negative impact on the rotation. The team now has an ERA of 4.49 which is 20th best in baseball.
This club has been good on offense. They are scoring 4.28 runs per game which is 18th best in baseball. Some key hitters in their lineup are Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes.
Cleveland has hit 120 home runs which is 16th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 8-1 in their last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Cardinals are 13-3 in their last 16 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 games with the total set at 9.0 or lower.
- Indians are 4-9 in their last 13 home games.
- Indians are 2-5 in their last 7 games overall.
- Indians are 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
This is a series between 2 teams that are trying to gain ground in their respective divisions. I look for the Cardinals to look good in game 2.
The Cardinals are the better team at the moment and this is a team they need to be able to beat.
I look for Kwang Hyun Kim to outpitch Zach Plesac and help his team get a win.
I like the Cardinals on the moneyline in this one.
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