St. Louis Cardinals (36-36) vs. Detroit Tigers (30-42)
June 22, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +107 / St. Louis Cardinals -117; Over/Under: +9
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers meet Saturday in MLB action at Comerica Park. The Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Cardinals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Tommy Edman leads the Cardinals with 77 hits and 18 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 141 hits and 85 RBI. Johan Oviedo gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Oviedo’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 71 hits and 34 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman have combined for 123 hits and 53 RBI. Tarik Skubal gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 4.36 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. This will be Skubal’s second career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 40-87 in their last 127 home games. The under is 6-2 in Cardinals last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The Cardinals are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Detroit.
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It’s hard to back the Cardinals in the favorite role with the way they’re playing, but they’re bound to snap out of this funk eventually. The Tigers are who they are and have had issues stringing together victories. It wasn’t that long ago when the Cards were leading the pack in the NL Central, and they’re still in the thick of the race. They’ll get their act together eventually. Give me the Cards and the cheap price.