Marlins vs. Cardinals Prediction
The Miami Marlins have stunned the host St. Louis Cardinals the last two days. Can St. Louis salvage this afternoon's finale as large favorites once again?
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Busch Stadium at 1:15PM ET
TV: FS-M (STL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -205 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +185 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, public betting information has not yet been set for this game. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Marlins pound out 17 hits in win
Miami recorded 17 hits Wednesday night in its 11-3 victory at St. Louis, including four each by the top two hitters in its lineup. Starlin Castro went 4-for-6 with three doubles and three runs scored from the top of the order. No. 2 hitter Derek Dietrich finished 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Brian Anderson was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Lewis Brinson was 3-for-5 with two solo home runs. Drew Rucinski earned the win in relief as he allowed one earned run on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks over 2 1/3 innings.
Martinez has perfect day at plate
Despite the defeat by eight runs, Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez did his best to keep his team in the game by going 3-for-3 at the dish with a double and a walk plus two RBIs. Tommy Pham was 2-for-4 with a run. Jack Flaherty suffered the loss as he gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits with six strikeouts and one walk.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 6-22 in their last 28 Thursday games. Miami is 17-35 in its last 52 road games.
The under is 7-3 in the last 10 Cardinals home games. The over is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings.
There is no way the Cardinals get swept at home by the Marlins, right? Once again St. Louis sends the better starting pitcher to the mound, will be equipped with the better lineup and will be at home. I'm going to take the heavy favorites once again hope for the best. It's hard to trust Miami even after the last two performances.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -205