St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins - 4/7/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Miami Marlins (1-4) vs St. Louis Cardinals (3-2)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4:10 pm (loanDepot park)
Pablo Lopez (0-0) (0.00) vs Jack Flaherty (0-0) (12.46)
Betting Odds: Miami Marlins +104 / St. Louis Cardinals -114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals will face the Miami Marlins in a National League matchup this Wednesday. St Louis will be going for the sweep after their 4-2 win on Tuesday.
St. Louis is now 3-2 on the year after their win on Tuesday. A passed ball got the scoring going for the offense in a 3-run 6th inning, which was the difference in the game. Dylan Carlson hit a solo shot in the 9th for his second of the season. The Cardinals have a .200 team batting average (24th), and 7 HR (8th) through their first 5 games. Their 6.07 team ERA is 4th worst in the majors and they have allowed the most home runs with 7.
The Cardinals will start young right-hander Jack Flaherty on Wednesday. In he first start he went 4.1 innings and allowed 6 runs on 6 hits. He gave up 2 home runs and struck out 4. He has a .205 batting average against when facing this Miami lineup in his career, with 4 home runs allowed in 72 at bats.
Miami could not get the big hit in their last game, going 1-13 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11. They wasted a solid outing from starter Sandy Alcantara. He tossed 6 innings, only allowing 2 runs and striking out 10. To start the year the Marlins have a 3.8 team ERA (13th) and like the Cardinals allowed 7 HR, most in the majors. As a team they have a .238 team batting average (14th) and 19 runs scored (15th).
Starting for the Marlins on Wednesday will be righty Pablo Lopez. In his first start against the Rays he pitched 5 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits with 4 strikeouts. He does not have much experience against this St. Louis lineup, but Paul DeJong is 2-3 against him with a home run.
St. Louis is 5-5 in their last 10 regular season games, 5-5 on the run line, and the over is 6-4.
Miami is 4-6 in their last ten regular season games,5-5 on the run line, and the under is 6-4.
Miami will be looking to avoid getting swept at home and should come out with some extra motivation in this one. Jack Flaherty was hit hard in his first start so the Marlins could have some opportunities to score in this game. If they can convert, I think they can scratch out the win. This is a game I would avoid, but I like Miami in this one. Give me the Marlins to win.