St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 5/1/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (14-16) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (17-13) on Wednesday, May 1st. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on MLBN. The Tigers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cardinals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tigers. First pitch is set for 1:10 ET.

Cardinals vs Tigers

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Detroit cruised to an easy 11-6 win over the Cardinals in the most recent game of this series. The Tigers had a huge 5th inning, scoring five of their eleven runs. As for the Cardinals, they scored their six runs in the 7th. Heading into the game, the Tigers were favored at -119.

Matt Manning got the start for the Tigers, going just 4 2/3 innings while giving up four runs and striking out seven. Tyler Holton came out of the bullpen for the win. Steven Matz had a rough outing for the Cardinals, going just 3 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs.

Detroit’s offense was led by Wenceel Perez and Riley Greene, as they were the only two Tigers hitters to have more than one hit. Perez had a huge game, going 3/4 with two homers. On the other end, Paul Goldschmidt went 4/5 with an RBI for the Cardinals.

St. Louis is on the road today vs. the Tigers, and they are looking to get back to .500, as they are currently 14-16 this season. The Cardinals are 4th in the NL Central and trail the Brewers by 4.5 games. So far, they have yet to win a game vs. another NL Central team, going 0-3.

The Cardinals have won two straight games as the favorite, and they are 7-6 overall when favored. As for their record as the underdog, they are 7-10 this season. St. Louis’ series record is 5-4 this year, and they have won two straight series overall. These two series wins have both come on the road.

The Cardinals have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 17-13 overall. They’ve been even better on the road, going 10-8 against the run line. They’ve been a good bet as an underdog, going 11-6 against the run line, and they’ve covered in their last two games. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.4, while it’s -3.8 in losing games.

St. Louis Cardinals games have averaged 8.1 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 11-18. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, they have a 6-6 record. So far this season, only 13.3% of their games have had a higher over/under line than 8.5 runs.

Miles Mikolas Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Right-hander Miles Mikolas gets the start for the Cardinals today as he faces the Tigers on the road. He has made six starts this year and has a record of 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Mikolas has a WHIP of 1.47 and opponents are batting .312 off him this year. In his last outing, Mikolas picked up the win, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs. Before that, he had taken the loss in two straight outings. Mikolas has made two home starts and has an ERA of 6.17 compared to 6.55 on the road.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

St. Louis comes into the game with the league’s worst scoring offense, averaging just 3.6 runs per contest. They have been even worse at home, where they are averaging only 3.3 runs per game. As a team, the Cardinals are batting just .220, which is 21st in the league, and they are also near the bottom of the league in both slugging and on-base percentage.

Over the past eight games, Brendan Donovan has gone 9/33, and he is also the team’s current leader in RBIs. Alec Burleson has also been swinging a hot bat, going 7/19 in his last seven games. Paul Goldschmidt has also been a bright spot in the lineup of late, batting .375 with eight runs scored in his last eight games.

Detroit’s overall record is 17-13 heading into today’s matchup vs. the Cardinals, and they are 2.5 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Tigers have been good against other AL Central teams, putting together a record of 9-4 so far. Detroit dropped the first game of their series vs. the Cardinals but bounced back to win the second game.

At home, the Tigers are 7-9 this year and 10-4 on the road. Detroit has won three straight games as the underdog, and they are 8-6 overall as the underdog. As the favorite, the Tigers are 9-7 this year, and they are 5-2-2 in series this year, having won three straight series overall and two straight on the road.

When betting the run line with the Detroit Tigers, it’s best to take them as the underdog, as they are 10-4 against the run line in those spots. They are just 3-13 when favored, and 4-12 at home. They have a run line win streak of five games as the underdog, and their average run margin in winning games is 2.7, while it’s -3.0 in losing games.

The Detroit Tigers have played 28 games this season, and their games have gone over the total 13 times and under 15 times. The average over/under line in their games this season has been 8 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the over has hit just once in six games. The Tigers’ games have had an average of 8.0 runs per game this season.

Kenta Maeda Gets The Start For The Tigers

Kenta Maeda is getting the start for the Tigers today, and he has been solid through his first three starts of the season. He has gone at least 5 innings in each outing and has yet to take a loss. Maeda’s last start came against the Rays, where he went 5 innings and struck out 5.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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Mark Canha and Riley Greene have been two of the Tigers’ top hitters this season, with Canha batting .278 and Greene at .257. Canha has been on a tear of late, going 13/32 in his last nine games, including two homers and seven RBIs. Greene has also been swinging a hot bat, going 11/35 in his last nine games with four homers and seven RBIs.

As a team, the Tigers are 19th in scoring at 4.1 runs per game. They have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 4.4 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting .226 and have the 12th most home runs in the league.

Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction

Our prediction for this Cardinals vs. Tigers matchup is to take the Tigers on the money line, with the payout being -111. Offensively, we do have the Tigers finishing with fewer hits than the Cardinals, but we have them coming away with a 5-4 win.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Kenta Maeda is projected to finish with the highest number of strikeouts in today’s games. He is also predicted to finish with a solid outing, giving up just two earned runs.

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