Cardinals vs Tigers Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/7/23

Randy ChambersMay 06, 2023
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The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals meet Sunday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Detroit Tigers have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Tigers have won 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Riley Greene leads the Tigers with 34 hits and 12 RBI, while Javier Baez and Matt Vierling have combined for 54 hits and 25 RBI. Alex Faedo gets the ball, and he was 1-5 with a 5.53 ERA and 44 strikeouts last season. This will be Faedo’s first career game against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Cardinals have lost 4 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 39 hits and 16 RBI, while Nolan Arenado and Willson Contreras have combined for 63 hits and 31 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 6.39 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Matz is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 3 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 27-58 in their last 85 Sunday games and 6-13 in their last 19 road games. The Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 8-22 in their last 30 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Tigers last 9 overall. The over is 7-1-1 in Cardinals last 9 home games. The Tigers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

In what world are we going to lay this sort of juice with the St. Louis Cardinals? Yes, the Cardinals are the better team on paper, and Steven Matz gives them the edge on the mound. However, the Cards have easily been the most disappointing team up to this point, Matz isn't pitching well and this is a bad spot with the Tigers' offense picking up all of a sudden. I'll gladly grab the plus money with the Tigers.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Detroit Tigers +175
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