St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: June 24, 2015
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins Prediction and Betting Odds. The 46-24 St. Louis Cardinals are set to take on the 30-42 Miami Marlins at Marlins Park, Miami, Florida tonight June 24, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Cardinals -125 / Marlins +105
O/U: 7.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
St. Louis: Jaime Garcia (2-3, 1.76 ERA)
Miami: Mat Latos (2-4, 5.37 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 3 game series yesterday the Cardinals beat the Marlins 4-3.
The Cardinals go into Miami for the 2nd game of a 3 game series. The 2-3 Jaime Garcia goes for the Cardinals and the 2-4 Mat Latos goes for the Marlins. The Cardinals open at -125 as the road favorite with a line sitting at 7.5 runs. The Cardinals have won 3 of their last 4 games, have the best record in baseball, and they are in first place in the NL Central 6 games up on the Pittsburgh Pirates. While their offense only ranks 20th in runs scored they are winning because of their pitching staff, which has the best team ERA in the Majors. The Marlins have lost 2 in a row and 5 of their last 6 games and sit in 4th place in the NL East 8.5 games back of the Washington Nationals. Even with slugger Giancarlo Stanton ranking 1st in the Majors in both HR and RB Miami only ranks 24th in runs scored and they also rank 18th in runs scored.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Marlins.
The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last 8 games against the Marlins in Miami.
This season the Marlins are 17-18 at home and the Cardinals are 20-17 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
St. Louis Cardinals: 46-24 SU / O/U 25-42 / Run Line W/L 38-32
Miami Marlins: 30-42 SU / O/U 32-36 / Run Line W/L 34-38
• STL is 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
• STL is 38-14 in their last 52 games as a favorite.
• STL has an Under record of 22-7-1 in their last 30 overall.
• MIA is 7-2 in their last 9 home games.
• MIA is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• MIA has an Under record of 5-1-1 in their last 7 home games.
[1B] 05/27/2015 – Matt Adams 15-day DL (05/26), out for regular season ( Quad )
[P] 04/28/2015 – Adam Wainwright 15-day DL (4/25); out for season ( Achilles )
[P] 05/03/2015 – Jordan Walden 15-day DL (4/30) ( Bicep )
[P] 06/22/2015 – Lance Lynn 15-day DL (6/8); expected to start Thursday vs. Miami Marlins ( Forearm )
(!)[LF] 06/09/2015 – Matt Holliday 15-day DL (06/10) ( Quad )
[LF] 04/04/2015 – Tommy Pham 60-day DL (3/27) ( Quad )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Jose Fernandez 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/08/2015 – Aaron Crow 60-day DL (3/29) out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 06/09/2015 – Bryan Morris 15-day DL (6/7) ( Back )
[3B] 06/16/2015 – Martin Prado 15-day DL (6/15) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/18/2015 – Jarred Cosart 15-day DL (5/14) ( Vertigo )
[1B] 05/26/2015 – Michael Morse 15-day DL (5/24) ( Finger )
[P] 06/04/2015 – Henderson Alvarez 15-day DL (5/22) ( Shoulder )
[3B] 04/14/2015 – Don Kelly 15-day DL (4/13) ( Finger )
Free MLB Prediction
Jaime Garcia has been solid for the Cardinals since coming off the DL, but he has not gotten much help from the offense in his last 4 starts. He has not given up an earned run in his last 2 outings and in his last 4 has only given up 3, but St. Louis has lost 3 of hose 4 games. In his last start he pitched 6 innings of scoreless baseball only allowing 4 hits, but the Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 2-1. The Marlins have lost 4 of their last 5 games when Mat Latos has gotten the start and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings in a 9-4 loss to the New York Yankees. He is 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA in his last 6 against the Cardinals, but has not faced them since 2013 when he was with the Cincinnati Reds.
Garcia will have another good outing tonight and the Cardinals will win for the 2nd straight time against the Marlins sending them to their 3rd straight loss.