St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/19/2022

by | Apr 18, 2022

Led by Nolan Arenado (two-game homer streak), the St. Louis Cardinals (5-3) are favorites versus the Miami Marlins (4-4) Tuesday at 6:40 PM ET. Oddsmakers have named the Cardinals as -155 favorites for the game. Jordan Hicks starts for St. Louis while Jesus Luzardo is Miami’s starter for the contest.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Cardinals vs Marlins Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Cardinals -155 +135 7.5 -120 +100 -1.5 +110 -130

Computer Predictions for Cardinals vs. Marlins

Our computer pick: Miami Marlins (+135) and Over (7.5)

Cardinals vs. Marlins Game Info

  • St. Louis Cardinals probable starting pitcher: Jordan Hicks
  • Miami Marlins probable starting pitcher: Jesús Luzardo
  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Stadium: loanDepot park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Pitching Matchup

Hicks Luzardo
0 GS 1
1-0 W-L 0-0
0.00 ERA 1.80
4.0 IP 5.0
2 BB 1
5 SO 12

Cardinals Starter Jordan Hicks

  • Hicks will start for the Cardinals, his first this season.
  • The 25-year-old righty has appeared in relief two times this season.
  • Opposing hitters have a collective batting average of only .083 against him this season. He has a .00 ERA and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings over his two games.
  • The Marlins have scored 36 total runs this season, making them MLB’s 19th-ranked scoring offense on the season so far. As a team they have a .239 batting average while hitting six home runs (24th in the league).

Marlins Starter Jesús Luzardo

  • The Marlins will send Luzardo to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he threw five innings against the Los Angeles Angels, giving up one earned run.
  • He has an ERA of 1.80, a batting average against of .118 and 21.6 strikeouts per nine innings in one games this season.
  • The Cardinals have scored 43 runs this season, which ranks ninth in MLB. They have 67 hits, 18th in baseball, with 12 home runs (fourth in the league).

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cardinals have been favorites in four games this season and won three (75%) of those contests.
  • St. Louis has a record of 3-1 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -155 on the moneyline.
  • The Cardinals have a 60.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving St. Louis have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in five of eight chances this season.
  • In eight games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 5-3-0 ATS.

Marlins Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Marlins have won in two of the six contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Miami has played as an underdog of +135 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Marlins have a 42.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Miami’s games have gone over the total in three of their eight opportunities.
  • The Marlins are 6-2-0 against the spread in their eight games that had a posted line this season.

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Arenado has accumulated a team-high batting average of .433, and leads the Cardinals in home runs (four) and runs batted in (12).
  • Of all hitters in MLB, Arenado’s home run total places him third, and his RBI tally puts him third.
  • Arenado brings a hitting streak of four games into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .389 with two doubles, two home runs, four walks and five RBI.
  • Tommy Edman has a double, three home runs and three walks while batting .333.
  • Edman ranks seventh in home runs and 52nd in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Edman has four games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with a double, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
  • Tyler O’Neill is batting .276 with a double, a home run and four walks.
  • Albert Pujols is hitting .333 with two home runs and two walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nolan Arenado 8 .433 .514 1.000 4 12 13
Tommy Edman 8 .333 .400 .704 3 5 9
Tyler O’Neill 8 .276 .343 .414 1 6 8
Albert Pujols 4 .333 .412 .733 2 4 5
Paul Goldschmidt 8 .138 .286 .172 0 1 4

Marlins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Avisail Garcia hit 29 home runs last season while slugging .490.
  • Jesus Aguilar made the most of his opportunities with 93 runs batted in while collecting 117 hits.
  • Jorge Soler hit .223 last season with 27 doubles, 27 home runs and 67 walks.
  • Miguel Rojas had a .265 batting average with 131 hits.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Avisaíl García 135 .262 .330 .490 29 86 121
Jorge Soler 149 .223 .316 .432 27 70 115
Jesús Aguilar 131 .261 .329 .459 22 93 117
Jazz Chisholm 124 .248 .303 .425 18 53 115
Jesús Sánchez 64 .251 .319 .489 14 36 57

Betting Tips for Cardinals vs. Marlins

After taking a look at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup, our best bet is the Marlins on the moneyline at +135. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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