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2018 MLB Season
(22-16) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins (17-20)
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis Minnesota
Projected Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Lance Lynn
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -112 | Twins +102
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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The journeyman Mikolas continued his torrid pace against the San Diego Padres as his picked up his fifth win while putting in another quality start. He traveled 6.2 innings giving up one earned off a solo home run while struck out four and walked one.
Mikolas has been phenomenal for St. Louis putting in his fifth quality start in a row with a 5-0 record. During that span he has only given up five earned runs in 34.2 innings to go with a spectacular 25:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. His 2.51 ERA will take a hit once his .257 BABIP regresses, but you’ve got to like what you’ve seen from him thus far.
St. Louis has been playing mediocre baseball in the last week winning two of their five contests. During that time their lineup is slashing a meager .218/.286/.374 to go with 10 extra-base hits and 16 RBI.
It was another short outing for Lynn as the Los Angeles Angels roughed him up for four earned runs in 4.2 innings while he was only able to strike out three batters and walking two. He has only eclipsed five innings twice in his seven starts this season.
For someone who owns a career 3.51 ERA, it has been a tumultuous start of the season for Lynn who owns a 7.34 ERA and 5.50 FIP. He’s done well getting strikeouts (9.44 K/9), but he has really struggled with the walks (6.55 BB/9) and home runs (1.57 HR/9). Of course he has been very unlucky with a .381 BABIP, so I expect some improvement as the season progresses.
Minnesota has been playing mediocre baseball in the last week winning three of their six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing a bleak .234/.292/.366 to go with 15 extra-base hits and 21 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- MIN are 14-3 in their last 17 interleague games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in MIN last 8 on grass.
- Under is 5-2-1 in MIN last 8 overall.
- Under is 11-0-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction: Minnesota edges out St. Louis
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Twins +102
This could be Mikolas’ dud performance after putting in five quality starts, while he’ll be pitching on the road against a desperate Minnesota squad. Lynn has had his fair share of struggles to being the season, but with his track record, I expect him to start turning things around. Roll with the home who has gone 14-3 in interleague play.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Twins 6 – Cardinals 5
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