Marlins vs. Cardinals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/21/2022

by | Apr 21, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (7-3) seek to complete a series sweep as they take a 2-0 lead into the finale versus the Miami Marlins (4-6) at 6:40 PM ET on Thursday from loanDepot park. The Marlins are favored (-127) by sportsbooks to prevent the sweep and pick up their first win of the series. Miami’s Pablo Lopez and St. Louis’ Jordan Hicks have been named the starters for this contest.

Marlins vs. Cardinals Spread and Betting Line

Marlins vs Cardinals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Marlins -127 +107 7.5 -107 -113 -1.5 +157 -186

Computer Predictions for Marlins vs. Cardinals

Our computer pick: St. Louis Cardinals (+107) and Over (7.5)

Marlins vs. Cardinals Game Info

  • Miami Marlins probable starting pitcher: Pablo López
  • St. Louis Cardinals probable starting pitcher: Jordan Hicks
  • Game Day: Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Stadium: loanDepot park

Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Matchup

López Hicks
2 GS 0
1-0 W-L 1-0
0.87 ERA 0.00
10.1 IP 4.0
3 BB 2
8 SO 5

Marlins Starter Pablo López

  • The Marlins will look to Lopez (1-0) in his third start of the season.
  • The righty last pitched on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when he threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • Opposing hitters have a collective batting average of just .189 against him this season. He has a .87 ERA and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings over his two appearances.
  • The opposing Cardinals offense has the fifth-ranked slugging percentage (.424) and is sixth in MLB play with 13 home runs. It has a collective .242 batting average, and is 19th in MLB with 80 total hits and 10th in MLB play scoring 50 runs.
  • The 26-year-old ranks fifth in ERA (.87), 14th in WHIP (.968), and 42nd in K/9 (7.0) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Cardinals Starter Jordan Hicks

  • Hicks will make his first start of the season for the Cardinals.
  • The 25-year-old righty has pitched out of the bullpen twice already this season, but will make his first start.
  • He has pitched to a .00 ERA this season with 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.5 walks per nine across two games.
  • The Marlins are batting .230 this season, 15th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .358 (15th in the league) with seven home runs.

Marlins Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Marlins have been favorites in three games this season and won two (66.7%) of those contests.
  • Miami has played as a favorite of -127 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Marlins have a 55.9% chance to win.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in three of their 10 games with a total this season.
  • In 10 games with a spread this season, the Marlins are 6-4-0 ATS.

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cardinals have been victorious in three of the five contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This year, St. Louis has won two of four games when listed as at least +107 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 48.3% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • St. Louis and their opponents have hit the over in five of their 10 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Cardinals are 7-3-0 against the spread in their 10 games that had a posted line this season.

Marlins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jazz Chisholm has put up a team-best two home runs and 10 runs batted in.
  • Chisholm is 29th in homers and eighth in RBI among all batters in MLB.
  • Jesus Sanchez has shown his power as he leads his team with two home runs.
  • Sanchez is 29th in homers and 24th in RBI on the year.
  • Joey Wendle leads the Marlins with a .345 batting average.
  • Wendle is on a four-game hitting streak entering this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with two doubles, a walk and four RBI.
  • Bryan De La Cruz is batting .500 with a home run and three walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Jazz Chisholm 9 .296 .344 .741 2 10 8
Jesús Sánchez 10 .333 .364 .595 2 8 14
Joey Wendle 9 .345 .406 .448 0 4 10
Bryan De La Cruz 6 .500 .636 .875 1 2 4
Miguel Rojas 10 .171 .216 .257 0 2 6

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Nolan Arenado paces the Cardinals with five long balls and runs batted in, driving in 14.
  • Among all batters in the majors, Arenado ranks second in homers and third in RBI.
  • Arenado has collected a hit in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with two doubles, two home runs, four walks and five RBI.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .371 to lead the lineup.
  • Edman is currently 12th in home runs and 36th in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Tyler O’Neill is hitting .257 with a double, a home run and six walks.
  • Albert Pujols has a double, two home runs and two walks while hitting .389.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nolan Arenado 10 .368 .442 .895 5 14 14
Tommy Edman 10 .371 .421 .714 3 7 13
Tyler O’Neill 10 .257 .349 .371 1 7 9
Albert Pujols 5 .389 .476 .778 2 4 7
Paul Goldschmidt 10 .162 .295 .216 0 1 6

Betting Tips for Marlins vs. Cardinals

We have the Cardinals on the moneyline at +107 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after digging through all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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