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

Game
Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Wednesday June 19, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
The Line
St. Louis Cardinals -170 / Miami Marlins +150
TV Channel
FS-Florida, FS-Midwest
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The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals meet in game three of their four game set in MLB action from Busch Stadium on Wednesday.

The Miami Marlins will look to build some steam after picking up a 6-0 win in game two on Tuesday, evening the series up at one win apiece. Brian Anderson had a home run and two RBIs while Starlin Castro had a solo home run. Miguel Rojas and Garrett Cooper each had a double and an RBI with Cooper going 2 for 4. Harold Ramirez went 2 for 3 and JT Riddle added a base hit as well to finish off Miami’s offense as a team in the win. Jordan Yamamoto got the win to improve to 2-0 on the year after throwing seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits while striking out seven. Trevor Richards will start game three and is 3-7 with a 3.68 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. In his career, Richards is 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 11 strikeouts against St. Louis.

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bounce back after a disappointing showing in game two on Tuesday. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty had a double while Dexter Fowler added a base hit as well as the Cards had just two hits as a team in the losing effort with the rest of the team going 0 for 22 with 7 strikeouts. Flaherty took the loss on the mound, falling to 4-4 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while striking out eight over seven innings of work. Daniel Ponce De Leon will start game three and is 0-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Ponce De Leon’s first career start against Miami.

Miami is 2-9 in Richards’ last 11 road starts and 2-9 in their last 11 games overall while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games against the NL East while the under is 5-1 in Ponce De Leon’s last 6 starts overall. Miami is 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

Richards has proven to be capable at times this season, but the Marlins have regressed lately, including when they have Richards on the mound, as they’ve literally given him no support in his last two starts, being outscored 16-0 in the two games. Ponce De Leon only has a couple of starts this season and just one in the last month or so, but he’s looked good so far and I just trust St. Louis’ offense more than I do Miami’s so I’ll lay the juice with the Cardinals at home in this one.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals -170

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