Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 5, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 5, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (10-22) will look to Lars Nootbaar, red hot after a four-hit game, to lead them in a matchup with the Detroit Tigers (13-17) on Friday at 8:15 PM ET on BSMW. The Cardinals are -230 favorites for the contest, according to oddsmakers.

St. Louis’ Jordan Montgomery gets the start, and he’ll go against Detroit’s Matthew Boyd.

Cardinals vs. Tigers Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -230
  • Tigers odds to win: +190
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Tigers?

Cardinals and Tigers Betting Trends

The Cardinals have an 8-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 47.1% of those games).

St. Louis has played as moneyline favorites of -230 or shorter in only one game this season, which it lost.

The Tigers have won 12, or 41.4%, of the 29 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Detroit has a record of 3-5 when it’s set as an underdog of +190 or more by bookmakers this season.

The Cardinals have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 14 times this season for a 14-16-2 record against the over/under.

The Tigers’ games have gone over the total in 14 of their 30 chances.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals rank 18th in runs scored with 135, 4.2 per game.

St. Louis is 15th in MLB action with 35 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Cardinals have the 10th-best batting average in the majors (.256).

St. Louis strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 12th in baseball.

The 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Cardinals pitching staff ranks ninth in the majors.

St. Louis’ 4.61 team ERA ranks 19th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored the fewest runs in the league this season with just 104 (3.5 per game).

Detroit ranks 26th in Major League Baseball with just 26 home runs as a team.

The Tigers rank 28th in MLB with a team batting average of just .224.

Detroit ranks 23rd with an average of 9.7 strikeouts per game.

The Tigers have a 7.7 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.53 ERA this year, which ranks 17th in MLB.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Montgomery gets the start for the Cardinals, his seventh of the season. He is 2-4 with a 3.34 ERA and 32 strikeouts through 35 2/3 innings pitched.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with a .300 batting average. He’s also hit four homers and has 16 RBI.

Tommy Edman is batting .265 with an OBP of .345 and a slugging percentage of .480 this season.

Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (23) this season while batting .268.

Willson Contreras is batting .275 with an OBP of .359 and a slugging percentage of .422 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

The Tigers’ Boyd (1-2) will make his sixth start of the season.

Javier Baez is hitting .240 with five doubles, two home runs and six walks.

Matt Vierling has a club-best .272 batting average.

Riley Greene is hitting .252 with two triples, three home runs and nine walks.

Spencer Torkelson has five doubles, two home runs and nine walks while batting .206.

Cardinals and Tigers Injuries

Cardinals: Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jack Flaherty: day-to-day (Hand), Nolan Gorman: day-to-day (Back)

Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Tigers 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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