Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 6, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (10-23) stumble into Saturday’s matchup with the Detroit Tigers (14-17) looking to break a seven-game losing streak. The contest starts at 2:15 PM ET on MLB Network with the Cardinals listed as -188 favorites to right the ship.

St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright gets the start, and he’ll go against Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull.

Cardinals vs. Tigers Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -188
  • Tigers odds to win: +160
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Time: 2:15 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Tigers?

Cardinals and Tigers Betting Trends

The Cardinals are 8-10 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 44.4% of those games).

St. Louis has a record of 1-3 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -188 or shorter (25% winning percentage).

The Tigers have entered the game as underdogs 30 times this season and won 13, or 43.3%, of those games.

This season, Detroit has won five of its 12 games, or 41.7%, when it’s the underdog by at least +160 on the moneyline.

The Cardinals have played in 33 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 15 times (15-16-2).

So far this season, the Tigers and their opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 31 games with a total.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals rank 19th in runs scored with 139, 4.2 per game.

St. Louis averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 14th in MLB action with 36 total home runs .

The Cardinals’ .258 batting average is 10th-best in the majors.

St. Louis’ 8.4 strikeouts per game rank 14th in the majors.

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

St. Louis has a 4.62 team ERA that ranks 20th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 109 (3.5 per game).

Detroit has hit just 27 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the majors.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .225 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 23rd with an average of 9.6 strikeouts per game.

The Tigers have a 7.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.

Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.51 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Wainwright will start for the Cardinals, his first of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in batting average (.312) this season while adding four home runs and 16 RBI.

Tommy Edman has 26 hits and an OBP of .333 to go with a slugging percentage of .461 this season.

Nolan Gorman leads the club in homers (seven) and runs batted in (23) this season.

Willson Contreras is batting .271 with an OBP of .352 and a slugging percentage of .411 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

The Tigers will send Turnbull (1-4) to the mound for his seventh start this season.

Javier Baez leads the Tigers with 15 runs batted in.

Matt Vierling’s .274 batting average paces his team.

Riley Greene is batting .256 with a double, two triples, three home runs and nine walks.

Spencer Torkelson is batting .205 with six doubles, two home runs and nine walks.

Cardinals and Tigers Injuries

Cardinals: Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), 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: Under 9 runs
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