Miami Marlins (29-38) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (34-33)
June 16, 2021 1:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +100 / Miami Marlins -110; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The Marlins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals need a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games.
The Miami Marlins have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Marlins have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 62 hits and 49 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 100 hits and 30 RBI. Sandy Alcantara gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.39 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Alcantara is 0-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have lost four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Edman leads the Cardinals with 73 hits and 18 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 133 hits and 77 RBI. Johan Oviedo gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.72 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Oviedo’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 7-2 in their last 9 Wednesday games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 2-9 in their last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Marlins last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams in their current form. The Marlins have the edge with Alcantara on the mound, but the offense is banged up and isn’t producing. The Cardinals are piling up the losses left and right, but they have been the more consistent team here overall and their offense is due for a breakout performance. Give me the Cards and the even money.