Cardinals vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 23, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

Teoscar Hernandez leads the Seattle Mariners (10-11) into Sunday’s matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals (8-13) on a two-game homer streak. His Mariners are underdogs for the contest, however, with bookmakers naming the Cardinals as -111 moneyline favorites. The game starts at 4:10 PM ET from T-Mobile Park, live on ROOT Sports NW.

Jack Flaherty starts for St. Louis while Chris Flexen is Seattle’s starter for the contest.

Cardinals vs. Mariners Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -111
  • Mariners odds to win: -109
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Mariners?

Cardinals and Mariners Betting Trends

The Cardinals have compiled a 7-7 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 50% of those games).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -111 or shorter, St. Louis has a 7-7 record (winning 50% of its games).

The Mariners have entered the game as underdogs five times this season and won twice.

This season, Seattle has won two of its five games when it’s the underdog by at least -109 on the moneyline.

The Cardinals have played in 21 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total nine times (9-10-2).

So far this season, the Mariners and their opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 21 games with a total.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have the No. 14 offense in MLB play scoring 4.6 runs per game (97 total runs).

St. Louis ranks 15th in MLB play with 24 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Cardinals’ .265 batting average is fourth-best in MLB.

St. Louis’ 8.4 strikeouts per game rank 12th in baseball.

The 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Cardinals pitching staff ranks 12th in the majors.

St. Louis has a 4.74 team ERA that ranks 20th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners have scored 95 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.

Seattle’s 21 home runs rank 21st in Major League Baseball.

The Mariners have a team batting average of just .226 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

Seattle ranks 20th with an average of 9.0 strikeouts per game.

The Mariners average the 11th-most strikeouts per nine innings (9.1) in the league this season.

Seattle has pitched to a 3.63 ERA this season, which ranks ninth in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Flaherty (1-2) takes the mound for the Cardinals in his fifth start of the season. He has a 2.95 ERA in 21 1/3 innings pitched, with 17 strikeouts.

Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis in home runs with five, runs batted in with 19 and his batting average of .302 is also best on his team.

Paul Goldschmidt has collected 21 hits this season and has an OBP of .400. He’s slugging .440 on the year.

Tommy Edman is slashing .275/.367/.464 this season for the Cardinals.

Nolan Arenado has 24 hits and an OBP of .348 to go with a slugging percentage of .398 this season.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

The Mariners will send Flexen (0-3) to the mound for his fourth start this season.

Ty France is hitting .289 with nine doubles, a home run and nine walks.

Julio Rodriguez has five doubles, a triple, four home runs and six walks while batting .250.

Jarred Kelenic has racked up a team-high batting average of .323, and paces the Mariners in home runs (five).

Hernandez’s five home runs lead his team.

Cardinals and Mariners Injuries

Cardinals: Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder)

Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique), Taylor Trammell: 10 Day IL (Hand), Robbie Ray: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Andres Munoz: 15 Day IL (Deltoid), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)

Cardinals vs. Mariners Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mariners 5, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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