June 25, 2015 at 12:46 PM #55856
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St. Louis Cardinals (47-24) vs. Miami Marlins (30-43) – Thursday June 25
Major League Baseball betting sees the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the Miami Marlins on Thursday June 25 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long.
St. Louis is poised for a sweep of the struggling Marlins in this one. Setting up a great home series with the Cubs on Friday.
St. Louis Cardinals (47-24) vs. Miami Marlins (30-43)
Thursday June 25
Marlins Park – Miami, FL
MLB Betting Lines: Miami -121, St. Louis +111
MLB Betting Total: 7
STL: Tyler Lyons (L)
MIA: Dan Haren (R)
What else is there to write about the Cardinals. No matter what obstacle is thrown in their way to get over or around it showing the organizational depth that is the envy of every other team. What is amazing this year is that they have the top ERA in the Majors at a miniscule 2.69 even though Adam Wainwright and Lancy Lynn have missed time. Speaking of missing time they are currently without Matt Holliday, Matt Adams and maybe even Matt Carpenter for Thursday’s game to close the series.
Tyler Lyons is bringing down the team ERA with his 5.09 mark but he has won his last two starts and is more than content to turn things over to the Cardinals wicked bullpen. He has an impressive 28/7 strikeout to walk ratio which if he keeps that up should mean he is keeping the team in the game. He is not going to be the reason to back STL but there will be good value on them when he is on the mound.
Other than the inevitable Giancarlo Stanton bomb there is not a lot to be excited about down in Miami these days. Even with Stanton’s 27 jacks the Marlins are in the bottom third in homers and runs scored and their pitching is nowhere near good enough for them to compensate. They have been really struggling of late going 3-7 in their last 10. Avoiding the sweep against St. Louis would be a moral victory but they need anything to try and kick start a surge to mediocrity.
Even though Dan Haren never wanted to land in Miami he has not let it affect his performance. He has been very good and very consistent this season, only twice giving up more than 3ER in a start. Pitching in Miami has brought out the best in him too as he has an ERA of 2.32 at home with a winning record. It is getting to the point that the only time you can back Miami is when he is on the mound.
MLB Betting Trends:
Under is 21-7-2 in STL last 30 overall.
Under is 21-7-2 in STL last 30 on grass.
STL are 6-2 in their last 8 Thu. games.
Over is 7-1 in MIA last 8 Thu. games.
MIA are 7-2 in their last 9 home games.
Under is 19-6-1 in MIA last 26 on grass.
STL are 22-10 in the last 32 meetings in Miami.
STL are 17-8 in the last 25 meetings.
MLB Betting Prediction: Miami -121
MLB Score Prediction: Miami 5 – St. Louis 4
Today is a day where you can fade the Cardinals without getting your head examined. Though it should never surprise if they win.
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