Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 3/12/20 MLB Pick, Odds & Prediction

2020-03-12 13:05:00 EDT

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals are set for a clash in their home stadium in Jupiter, FL.  The Marlins are (12-5), coming off a 3-1 win over the New York Yankees.  The Cardinals are (9-9), after falling to the New York Mets, 7-3.  The Marlins will be sending Jose Urena to the mound, while the Cardinals will roll out Adam Wainwright. 

The Marlins have gone 2-1-2 in their last 5 games.  Sandy Alcantara got the win for Miami against the Yankees, thiteming 5 innings and allowing just 1 run, while striking out 4.  Garrett Cooper was 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 runs scored.   Miami is hitting .245 on the season, while having launched 19 home runs through 17 games.  The Marlins have a solid era this spring, as it sits at 3.27.

The Cardinals have gone 3-2 in their last 5, but have dropped their last 2 games.  In the loss to the Mets, Carlos Martinez was hit all over the field.  Martinez took the loss for, giving up 6 earned runs on 6 his in 3.2 innings.  Matt Carpenter and Lane Thomas each went yard for the Cardinals.  St. Louis is hitting .251 through 18 games, while having hit 24 home runs.  The Cardinals have been above average on the mound, as the pitching rotation has an era of 3.53. 

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Wainwright has been roughed up this spring, having an era of 7.27.  The longtime St. Louis veteran has allowed 7 earned runs in 8.2 innings, while giving up 14 hits.  Jose Urena has been the opposite, as the Miami hurler has posted a 2.00 era through 9 innings.  The Cardinals have dropped 2 straight and look to be in a tough matchup here.  The Cardinals are favored, but I’m siding with the Marlins, as Wainwright has struggled this spring. 

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