Tigers at Cardinals - 5/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (22-14) at St. Louis Cardinals (24-11)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Busch Stadium)
A Simon (4-1) (3.05) vs. L Lynn (2-3) (3.27)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -134 / Detroit Tigers +124 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers look to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 46 hits and 19 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes have combined for 52 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last seven games on the road. Alfredo Simon gets the ball, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.05 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Simon is 3-0 with a 3.29 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Carpenter leads St. Louis with 42 hits and 24 RBI while Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta have combined for 40 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last six games on their home field. Lance Lynn takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 3.27 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynn’s second career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in Simons last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 37-16 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series and 4-9 in Lynns last 13 starts. The Tigers are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Tigers have woken up in a big way offensively, scoring runs by the boatload. I don't care who is pitching, the value is all on Detroit to pull off the sweep.