Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins

Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals will conclude a three-game NL East series Wednesday night from Marlins Park. The Cardinals will give the starting nod to 30-year old right-hander Miles Mikolas, and the Marlins will respond with 27-year old right-hander Jose Urena. The Cardinals notched a 4-1 win in Miami in Monday’s season series opener.

The Cardinals will have Miles Mikolas on the hill for the 14th time of the year as he searches for his first win in over one month. Mikolas didn’t have his best stuff in his latest effort, allowing three runs in four innings against the Cubs in a start that concluded with his sixth defeat of the season. The 6-foot-5 right-hander has been charged with the loss in four out of his last five starts, and he enters this one with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP accompanied with a 4-6 record in 73.1 innings logged. Mikolas has shut down the Marlins in his career, posting a sharp 2.66 ERA and a 2-0 record in 20.1 career innings. Brian Anderson is 1 for 5 against Mikolas, while Starlin Castro is 0 for 7, and Miguel Rojas is 1 for 3.

The Cardinals are scoring an average of 4.64 runs on the season, ranking them 18th in the Major Leagues. The St. Louis pitching staff holds a solid 4.26 team ERA, placing them 12th in the Majors. The Cardinals own a poor 12-19 road record on the year entering Tuesday.

The Marlins stand last in the big leagues with an average of 3.47 runs on the season. The Miami pitching staff holds a 4.31 team ERA, positioning them 14th in the big leagues. The Marlins own a weak 11-22 home record entering Tuesday.

 

My free pick goes to St. Louis -144

 

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