Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/20/2022

by | Apr 20, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (6-3) will look to Nolan Arenado, with homers in two straight games, to pull off an upset win over the Miami Marlins (4-5) Wednesday at loanDepot park. The Marlins are -132 moneyline favorites for the game, which starts at 6:40 PM ET. Sandy Alcantara will get the ball for Miami while St. Louis counter with Miles Mikolas.

Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, 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 -132 +113 7.5 -111 -109 -1.5 +166 -198

Computer Predictions for Marlins vs. Cardinals

Our computer pick: St. Louis Cardinals (+113) and Over (7.5)

Marlins vs. Cardinals Game Info

  • Miami Marlins probable starting pitcher: Sandy Alcantara
  • St. Louis Cardinals probable starting pitcher: Miles Mikolas
  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Stadium: loanDepot park

Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Matchup

Alcantara Mikolas
2 GS 2
1-0 W-L 1-0
3.18 ERA 2.61
11.1 IP 10.1
6 BB 3
9 SO 8

Marlins Starter Sandy Alcantara

  • Alcantara (1-0) makes the start for the Marlins, his third of the season.
  • His most recent appearance came on Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when the righty went 6 1/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • In his two games this season, opposing hitters have a collective batting average of .250 against him. He has a 3.18 ERA and averages 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The opposing Cardinals offense has the third-ranked slugging percentage (.441) and is sixth in MLB play with 12 home runs. It has a collective .251 batting average, and is 19th in MLB with 75 total hits and ninth in MLB play scoring 48 runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 26-year-old’s 3.18 ERA ranks 25th, 1.412 WHIP ranks 41st, and 7.1 K/9 ranks 36th.

Cardinals Starter Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas heads to the mound for the Cardinals to make his third start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • He has an ERA of 2.61, a batting average against of .231 and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in two starts this season.
  • In two starts this season, Mikolas has lasted five or more innings one time, with an average of 5.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Marlins have scored 37 runs this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB. They are batting .238 for the campaign with seven home runs, 27th in the league.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 33-year-old ranks 21st in ERA (2.61), 30th in WHIP (1.161), and 37th in K/9 (7.0).

Marlins Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Marlins have won both games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Miami has not entered a game this season with shorter moneyline odds than -132.
  • The Marlins have a 56.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Miami’s games have gone over the total in three of their nine chances.
  • The Marlins are 6-3-0 ATS in their nine games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cardinals have come away with two wins in the four contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, St. Louis has been victorious one time in three chances when named as an underdog of at least +113 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 46.9% chance of walking away with the win.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have gone over the total this season in five of their nine opportunities.
  • In nine games with a line this season, the Cardinals have a mark of 6-3-0 against the spread.

Marlins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jesus Sanchez has launched a team-best two home runs.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Sanchez is 16th in batting average, 40th in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
  • Jazz Chisholm has shown his power as he leads his team with two home runs and 10 runs batted in.
  • Chisholm ranks 26th in homers and sixth in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Joey Wendle has a team-best batting average of .385.
  • Wendle is on a four-game hitting streak entering this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .375 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
Jesús Sánchez 9 .359 .375 .641 2 8 14
Jazz Chisholm 8 .292 .345 .792 2 10 7
Joey Wendle 8 .385 .448 .500 0 4 10
Bryan De La Cruz 6 .500 .636 .875 1 2 4
Garrett Cooper 8 .250 .364 .393 1 2 7

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Arenado leads the squad with a batting average of .382, while pacing the Cardinals in home runs, with four and runs batted in with 12.
  • Among all batters in the majors, Arenado ranks fourth in homers and fourth in RBI.
  • Arenado takes a hitting streak of four games into this game. In his last five games he is batting .333 with two doubles, a home run, four walks and three RBI.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .355 with a double, a triple, three home runs and three walks.
  • Edman is eighth overall in home runs and 30th in RBI this year.
  • Tyler O’Neill has a double, a home run and five walks while batting .281.
  • Albert Pujols is hitting .389 with a double, two home runs and two walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nolan Arenado 9 .382 .462 .882 4 12 13
Tommy Edman 9 .355 .412 .742 3 7 11
Tyler O’Neill 9 .281 .359 .406 1 7 9
Albert Pujols 5 .389 .476 .778 2 4 7
Paul Goldschmidt 9 .176 .300 .235 0 1 6

Betting Tips for Marlins vs. Cardinals

After analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup, our best bet is the Cardinals on the moneyline at +113. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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