Detroit Tigers (60-66), third in the AL Central
St. Louis Cardinals (63-60), third in the NL Central
In the last 10 games the Cardinals are 6-4 with a 2.66 batting average and 2.67 ERA, out scoring opponents by 15 runs. On the other hand, Tigers are 4-6 with a .227 batting average and 4.60 ERA, being outscored by 19 runs.
Cards are 34-29 at home with Tyler O'Neill's slugging percentage at .509, this includes 40 extra base hits and 21 home runs. Also, Arenado has a .495 slugging percentage and 58 extra bases.
Tigers are 27-36 on the road with Baddoo leading the team at .467.
Lets look at pitchers, Casey Mize is 6-6, has a 3.69 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 98 strikeouts. Jack Flaherty is 9-1, has an ERA of 2.68, .95 WHIP and 80 strikeouts.
Tigers won in the last match up, 6-2. Gant took his sixth loss for St. Louis. Schoop went 2/4 with a double, home run and 3 RBI's for Detroit and Manning earned his first victory.
Cardinals, of course, are the heavy favorites here coming in at -220 (Draft Kings) could be a great building block for a parlay, a lot of games with value out there today. Or chase down the F5 -0.5 on BetMGM at -150, which will be my bet personally. Flaherty has had an impressive return from extensive time on the IL, he struck out 8 against the Brewers. He has a 1.50 ERA and 0.58 across the 12 innings covering his last 2 turns with 56 of 92 pitches for strikes in the last outing.