Miami Marlins (33-40) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (43-34)
June 29, 2022 7:45 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +100 / Miami Marlins -120; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals meet in MLB action from Busch Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Miami Marlins will look to rebound from a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Cardinals in Tuesday’s matchup. Jesus Sanchez has 47 hits along with 3 triples, 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and a .221 batting average. Jazz Chisholm Jr. has 10 doubles and 4 triples as well as 14 home runs and 45 RBIs as well this season. Jorge Soler has 13 doubles with 13 home runs of his own and Garrett Cooper has 74 hits, a .315 batting average and 17 doubles while Jesus Aguilar also has 62 hits of his own this season. Sandy Alcantara will start here and is 7-3 with a 1.95 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals will hope to keep the momentum going after another win over the Marlins in Tuesday’s encounter. Nolan Arenado leads the Cards with 14 home runs along with 49 RBIs, 19 doubles, 78 hits and a .282 batting average while Tommy Edman has a .272 batting average and 81 hits with 3 triples, 7 home runs and 32 RBIs. Dylan Carlson has 16 doubles, Paul Goldschmidt has a team-high 96 hits, 24 doubles and a. 347 batting average with 19 home runs and 65 RBIs while Tyler O’Neill has 28 RBIs as well up to this point in the year. Andre Pallante will start here and is 2-3 with a 2.03 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season.
Miami is 27-64 in their last 91 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 Wednesday games. St. Louis is 10-4 in their last 14 home games and 9-4 in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games.
I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m really liking the under in this one. Sandy Alcantara is Miami’s staff ace and he’s more than pitched like it as of late despite a rough outing last time out. On the flipside, Andre Pallante’s been pretty good in his small sample size so far for the Cards and I just envision this being a bit of a low-scoring battle. Give me the under here.
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