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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins - 6/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Monday June 17, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Miami Marlins +175 / St. Louis Cardinals -213 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSMW, FSFL
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The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.

The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Miami Marlins have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 64 hits and 28 RBI while Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 123 hits and 46 RBI. Elieser Hernandez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 72 hits and 34 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 135 hits and 85 RBI. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 4.83 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Mikolas is 2-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 5-13 in their last 18 vs. National League Central, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 0-6 in Hernandez's last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League East and 1-5 in Mikolas' last 6 starts. The Marlins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 17-7-1 in the last 25 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Mikolas' last 8 starts overall. The over is 9-4-1 in Marlins last 14 overall.

The St. Louis Cardinals just saw Hernandez last week and tagged him for five hits and three runs in 5.2 innings. The Marlins saw Mikolas five days ago and produced eight hits and five runs against him in five innings. Hernandez has just 7.2 innings under his belt this season and is clearly trying to knock rust off, while Mikolas has allowed 12 hits and eight runs in his last nine innings. When tams see a pitcher twice in such a short span, they usually have great success. This feels like an over game with the reasonable line.

Pick:
Over 8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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