St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 5/1/24

Detroit Tigers (16-13) vs St. Louis Cardinals (14-15)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)

Kenta Maeda (0-1) (5.96) vs Miles Mikolas (2-3) (5.91)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -109 / St. Louis Cardinals -109 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 1st at Comerica Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Cardinals recent form and recent player performance 

-The Tigers recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit

-Recent betting trends in games played between St. Louis vs Detroit

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Cardinals and Tigers. 

Cardinals Pitching Struggles in Second Game

The Cardinals pitching really struggled in the second game of the day on Tuesday, giving up 11 runs, and that led to the five run defeat. In the first game the Cardinals were able to make the 9th inning comeback and the pitching only gave up one run in that game. The Cardinals are averaging 3.57 runs, while their defense is giving up 4.39 runs per game. The offense is ranked 27th in the league, while the defense is ranked 18th. They are only batting .217 as a team, and they need to have more consistent hitting. Brendan Donovan has been the top player for the Cardinals, hitting two home runs and driving in 14 RBIs. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Miles Mikolas who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 5.91. In his last start against the New York Mets, he went 5.2 innings giving up seven hits and two runs. Two games ago against the Milwaukee Brewers, he went 4.2 innings, giving up nine hits and five runs. 

Tigers Offense Steps Up

In the first game on Tuesday, the Tigers' offense only scored one run, but in the second game the offense scored 11 runs. Riley Greene finished with a home run and drove in two RBIs. In this game, the offense is going to need to be good again. The Tigers are averaging 3.96 runs, while their defense is giving up 3.86 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st while the defense is ranked 7th. They have a run differential of 0.107 which is 11th in the league. Mark Canha has been the top player for the Tigers, and he has hit five home runs and driven in 15 RBIs. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Kenta Maeda who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 5.96. In his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, Maeda went five innings, giving up three hits and zero runs. 

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Riley Greene has hit a home run in each of the Tigers' last three games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Tigers' last 10 home games against NL opponents.
  • Kenta Maeda has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Riley Greene has scored at least one run in each of the Tigers' last five games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight home appearances against NL opponents.
  • Kenta Maeda has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances against NL opponents.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight home appearances against NL opponents.
  • Riley Greene ranks T10th in the league in Home Runs (7) this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Alec Burleson has hit a home run in three of the Cardinals' last four games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last four games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nolan Arenado has scored at least one run in each of the Cardinals' last seven day games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cardinals' last eight road games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Tommy Edman has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers rank T1st in the league for triples this season (8).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 4th in the league for ERA this season (3.20).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T29th in the league for home runs this season (20).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 28th in the league for runs scored this season (108).

St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction

Maeda is coming off a strong start where he gave up zero runs, but he sits with an ERA of 5.96. This game is going to comedown to what Maeda shows up. The Cardinals' offense is ranked 27th, and they are going to struggle to get the offense going here. The Tigers' offense is going to get to Mikolas early, and that will be the difference here, as the Tigers will get the job done. Back the Tigers on the money line.

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

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