MLB Game Preview - Marlins underdogs vs Cardinals at Miami
St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Odds
The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Marlins Park against the Miami Marlins.
Miami sends Tom Koehler out against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals in this game. Koehler is 0-4 with a 4.14 ERA on the season, while Lynn is 8-1 on the year and has a 3.00 ERA.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 13 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).
Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 2.9 runs per game.
The Cardinals were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cardinals endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Friday, with Jake Westbrook throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Marlins Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 9-1
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Marlins trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Miami
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Miami
St. Louis is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis at Miami, Sunday, June 16