Tigers vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/6/23

St. Louis Cardinals (10-22) vs Detroit Tigers (13-17)

Game Info: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Adam Wainwright (0-0) (0.00) vs Spencer Turnbull (1-4) (6.84)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -201 / Detroit Tigers +184 --- Over/Under: 8.5 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. On Friday it was the Tigers that were able to secure the 5-4 victory. 

Tigers Betting Preview

The Tigers sit with a 14-17 record overall but they look to be turning the corner having on four games in a row. The Tigers are averaging 3.47 runs while their defense is giving up 4.7 runs per game. The offense has been inconsistent and they are going to need the defense to step up here. Javier Baez has hit three home runs and driven in 15 RBIs. On the mound for the Tigers will be Spencer Turnbull who sits with a 1-4 record and an ERA of 6.84. In his last start against the Orioles he went four innings and gave up five hits and three runs. 

Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals sit with a 10-23 record overall and Friday’s loss just put them in the hole even more. The Cardinals are averaging 4.22 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.94 runs per game. The ofense is ranked 20th while the pitching is ranked 21st. Nolan Gorman has been one of the only bright spots so far this season hitting seven home runs and driving in 23 RBIs. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright who will be making his first start of the season here. 

Tigers vs Cardinals Trends

Cardinals are 5-0 in Wainwright's last 5 starts vs. American League Central. Tigers are 8-1 in their last 9 interleague games as an underdog. Tigers are 8-1 in their last 9 interleague games. Cardinals are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series. Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter. Tigers are 1-7 in Turnbulls last 8 road starts vs. a team with a losing record.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Cardinals are going to pick up a win here. Even though it’s Adam Wainwright’s first start of the season, he’s going to fine success here. Turnbull also sits with an ERA of 6.84 and he’s going to really struggle in this game to get it done. The Cardinals will run up the score and they will secure the win.

Shane’s Pick Cardinals ML

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