Cardinals vs. Marlins Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins 8/7/18, Prediction & Odds

The Miami Marlins edged the visiting St. Louis Marlins yesterday in a series opener. Will St. Louis bounce back tonight to even the series or will Miami steal another victory?

Game Snapshot

903 St. Louis Cardinals at 904 Miami Marlins 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Marlins Park at 7:10PM ET

TV: FS-M (STL)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -157 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +147 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Castro hits go-ahead home run

Starlin Castro hit a go-ahead solo home run in the fourth inning Monday night to help lead the Marlins to a 2-1 home win over the Cardinals. He finished the contest 2-for-3. Derek Dietrich was 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Brian Anderson finished 1-for-4 with an RBI. Wei-Yin Chen picked up the win as he gave up only one hit with four strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings. Javy Guerra picked up his first save of the season as he threw two-thirds of an inning.

Weaver records quality start

Luke Weaver gave up two earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and no walks over six innings to take the loss last night at Miami. Matt Carpenter paced the offense as he was 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Marcell Ozuna ended the night 3-for-4, while Harrison Bader was 2-for-4.

Miles Mikolas (11-3, 2.75 ERA) will start today for the Cards, while Pablo Lopez (2-2, 4.67) will go for the Marlins.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 6-2 in Mikolas' last eight road starts. The over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings in Miami.

Miami

The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine Miami games overall. The over is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings overall.

Prediction:

St. Louis has been one of the more unpredictable teams in baseball this season, with a 58-55 overall record and 29-29 on the road. After yesterday's underwhelming performance, I say the Cardinals bounce back today. Mikolas has been the most consistent St. Louis starting pitcher and has helped his squad to plenty of road wins. Go with St. Louis to even the series here.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -157

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