Tigers vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/5/23

St. Louis Cardinals (10-21) vs Detroit Tigers (13-17)

Game Info: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jordan Montgomery (2-4) (3.34) vs Matthew Boyd (1-2) (5.47)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -286 / Detroit Tigers +210 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. 

Tigers Betting Preview

The Tigers come into this game with a 13-17 record overall, but they are coming off a series sweep against the New York Mets. On Thursday it was again the pitching that was the difference as they were able to secure the 2-0 victory. The Tigers are averaging 3.47 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.7 runs per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league while the pitching is ranked 19th. Nick Maton has hit four home runs and driven in 14 RBIs so far this season. In this game it’s going to need to be the pitching that is good. 

Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals sit with a 10-22 record overall and over the last two games the Cardinals have given up 17 runs total. The Cardinals are averaging 4.13 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.74 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league while the pitching is ranked 20th. On the mound for the Cardinals is Jordan Montgomery who sits with a 2-4 record and an ERA of 3.34. In his last start against the Dodgers he went 6.2 innings giving up five hits and one run. 

Tigers vs Cardinals Trends

The Tigers are 8-1 in their last 9 interleague games. Tigers are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter. Cardinals are 0-6 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game. Cardinals are 0-6 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.

Shane's Free Pick

The Tigers have a lot of value here. Montgomery has been good this season, but the Tigers have gotten good pitching heading into this game and it's going to be no different here. Look for a 4-3 or 5-3 type of game and the Tigers are going to secure the victory. 


The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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