Marlins vs. Cardinals Monday Prediction
The Cardinals had a rough May but they’ve shown signs of turning things around recently. With the struggling Marlins in town for four games starting on Monday night, the Cards will look to keep rolling. What’s the best play for bettors tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET from Busch Stadium?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 17, 2019
8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 78% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Marlins on the moneyline.
Miami Marlins Fantasy Spin
Harold Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Marlins’ loss to the Pirates on Sunday. Ramirez crushed a go-ahead three-run homer -- his second long ball of the season -- off Pirates starter Chris Archer in the fourth inning. He also doubled in the fifth. The unheralded 24-year-old outfielder owns a rock-solid .325/.350/.444 triple-slash line with 17 runs scored, 16 RBI and a pair of steals across 122 plate appearances. There will inevitably be some regression coming in the batting average department, but Ramirez deserves to be owned in deeper mixed leagues.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Sunday's win over the Mets. Goldschmidt went yard for a two-run shot off Jason Vargas in the first inning, his 13th home run of the season. He has now driven in 29 runs for the campaign as a whole. Diving into his statistical body of work a little further, Goldy is currently slashing .262/.353/.433 in 70 games played. Sunday's home run was his first since June 1. It just hasn't been a typical Paul Goldschmidt-type campaign to this juncture, though fantasy owners should continue to exercise patience.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 16-39 in their last 55 games following a loss.
The Cardinals have won 43 of their last 62 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400.
The over is 17-7-1 in the last 25 meetings between these two teams. The over is also 4-1 in the Marlins’ last five games overall, is 4-1-1 in their last six road contests and is 39-18-2 in the Marlins’ last 59 games during the first game of a series. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Cardinals’ last six games overall and is 4-0 in their last four games when facing a right-handed starter.
Monday MLB Prediction: Marlins/Cardinals over 8