St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers Game 2 - 9/10/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers Game 2 - 9/10/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers (19-21) at St. Louis Cardinals (18-17)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jordan Zimmermann vs. Austin Gomber

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -180 / Detroit Tigers +166 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals meet Thursday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Busch Stadium. 

The Detroit Tigers look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Tigers have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 43 hits and 23 RBI while Jonathan Schoop and Victor Reyes have combined for 85 hits and 35 RBI. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he was 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA and 82 strikeouts last season. Zimmermann is 0-5 with a 6.04 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cardinals have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 37 hits and 14 RBI while Tommy Edman and Kolten Wong have combined for 60 hits and 26 RBI. Austin Gomber gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.64 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Gomber’s second career game against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague road games, 34-81 in their last 115 games following a loss and 48-116 in their last 164 overall. The Cardinals are 10-3 in their last 13 Thursday games and 6-2 in their last 8 interleague games as a favorite. The over is 21-10 in Tigers last 31 Thursday games. The over is 6-1-1 in Cardinals last 8 interleague games. The Tigers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis.

Jordan Zimmermann will pitch for the first time this season, and he was god awful last year with an ERA over six and an allowed batting average of .311 through 112 innings. I don't care who the St. Louis Cardinals are throwing on the mound or what they're dealing with, backing the Tigers and Zimmermann isn't an option based on what we saw last season. Give me the Cardinals the RL in game two of this doubleheader.

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -1.5

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