St. Louis at Baltimore 2017 MLB Odds and Game Info
As a baseball fan, it is never a good idea to get too carried away when your team’s MLB odds drops and comes storming out of the gate in the early weeks of the season. It’s always worth remembering that the 162-game MLB season is more of a marathon than a sprint, and that the very good teams sometimes take a little bit of time to find their feet and get rolling.
In addition, it’s fair to say that the fans of the Baltimore Orioles may have gotten a little too enthusiastic in the early going when their team charged to the top of the AL East, and it’s also fair to say that they have now been brought back to earth with a rather resounding thud. The Orioles are slipping further and further off the pace in the division, as it has now turned into a 2-horse race between the Yankees and Red Sox, at least for the moment.
The Orioles will welcome in another team that needs to do better, the St. Louis Cardinals, for a big weekend series starting on Friday night. For more details about the latest MLB betting picks for this match click here.
Analyzing The 2017 MLB Odds And Free Picks For The Cardinals At Orioles Match
When: Friday, June 16 at 7:05 PM EST
Where: Camden Yards, Baltimore
Starting Pitchers: Carlos Martinez Vs Kevin Gausman
TV: FS-M, MASN 2
Radio: KMOX 1120, 105.7 The Fan, Orioles Radio Network
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Gametime Weather Forecast
Mostly Cloudy: 28°C/83°F
Precipitation: % 23%
Cloud Cover: 68%
Wind: 6 mph SSE
Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals (30-34) have been a bit of a disappointment this season, but they are lucky in that they are playing in a Central division that has been sub-par across the board. Even though they are treading water below the .500 mark, the Cardinals find themselves just 3.5 games off the pace being set by the surprising Brewers.
On the other hand, a big part of their problem, and one that does not bode well for this weekend, is that they have not been very effective on the road, going just 12-17 so fa. They have lost back to back games, and are 4-6 in their last 10 and also just 2-6 in interleague play. Carlos Martinez (5-5, 2.95 ERA) will start for the Cards.
Injuries That Could Affect MLB Odds Performance For The St. Louis Cardinals
Zach Duke – RP / Elbow / 60-day DL (03/29)
Yadier Molina – C / Back / Is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Alex Reyes – SP / Elbow / 10-day DL (03/30)
Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles
It has been a pretty startling fall from grace for this Baltimore Orioles (32-32) team that started the season so well. Even when they were off to a solid start, there was a concern that their lack of offense was going to come back to haunt them, which it has.
Consequently, this is all the more disappointing when you consider that the pitching staff has been one of the best in the league, especially the starters, who have combined for 35 quality starts, tied for 3rd best in the MLB. The positives for this team in order to increase their MLB odds are that they have been good at home (21-10), and very effective in interleague play, where they have a 6-3 record. Kevin Gausman (3-5, 6.49 ERA).
Injuries That Could Affect MLB Odds Performance For The Baltimore Orioles
Darren O’Day – RP / Shoulder / 10-day DL (06/07)
Zach Britton – RP / Forearm / 10-day DL (05/05)
Chris Davis – 1B / Oblique / 10-day DL (06/13)
Ryan Flaherty – 3B / Shoulder / 10-day DL (05/19)
Anthony Santander – LF / Elbow / 60-day DL (03/30)
Recent MLB Betting History
St. Louis Cardinals
Loss – Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / Milwaukee Brewers / Score: 6-7 / MLB Betting Lines: -170 , Total: 9
Loss – Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / Milwaukee Brewers / Score: 5-8 / MLB Betting Lines: n/a , Total: n/a
Won – Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / Milwaukee Brewers / Score: 6-0 / MLB Betting Lines: -152 , Total: 9
Won – Sunday, June 11, 2017 / Philadelphia Phillies / Score: 6-5 / MLB Betting Lines: -137 , Total: 9
Won – Saturday, June 10, 2017 / Philadelphia Phillies / Score: 7-0 / MLB Betting Lines: -242 , Total: 8.5
Won – Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / Chicago White Sox / Score: 10-6 / MLB Betting Lines: -138 , Total: 9.5
Loss – Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / Chicago White Sox / Score: 1-6 / MLB Betting Lines: -127 , Total: 10.5
Loss – Monday, June 12, 2017 / Chicago White Sox / Score: 7-10 / MLB Betting Lines: -118 , Total: 10
Loss – Sunday, June 11, 2017 / New York Yankees / Score: 3-14 / MLB Betting Lines: 159 , Total: 10.5
Loss – Saturday, June 10, 2017 / New York Yankees / Score: 3-16 / MLB Betting Lines: 237 , Total: 9.5
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Cardinals would appear to have the edge in this pitching match-up, but Martinez has suffered from a lack of run support in his recent starts. This has all the makings of a tight game, and one that I believe the Cardinals will eke this one out.