St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 1, 2024 1:10 PM

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May 1, 2024 7:30 AM
The Detroit Tigers, boasting a 17-13 overall record and 7-9 home record, look to take the series lead as they host the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park on May 1, 2024, at 1:10 PM. The Cardinals, sitting at 14-16 overall and 9-9 on the road, aim to even the series once again. With a pleasant 66-degree forecast and no precipitation expected, the stage is set for an exciting matchup.
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St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Probable Pitchers

Miles Mikolas, the probable starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, will look to bounce back from a rough start to the season, boasting a 5.91 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, as he takes the mound against the Detroit Tigers. With only 25 strikeouts in 32 full innings pitched, Mikolas will aim to find his rhythm and lead the Cardinals to a crucial win.

Kenta Maeda, the probable starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, will look to bounce back from a tough start to the season, where he has posted a 5.96 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, when the Tigers face off against the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite his 0-1 record, Maeda has shown flashes of brilliance, racking up 17 strikeouts in just 24.2 innings pitched, and will aim to shut down the Cardinals' potent offense.

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to face the Detroit Tigers, there are several key statistics that stand out. The Cardinals' offense, which ranks 28th in runs scored and 26th in hits, will need to find ways to generate more production against the Tigers' pitching staff. On a positive note, Masyn Winn's .304 batting average and Brendan Donovan's 16 RBIs can provide a spark for the team. However, the Cardinals' struggles with striking out, ranking 15th in the league, could be exploited by the Tigers' pitching staff. With Miles Mikolas taking the mound, the Cardinals will rely on his ability to limit damage and keep the game close. If the Cardinals can capitalize on their opportunities and limit their strikeouts, they may have a chance to come out on top in this matchup.

Detroit Tigers Analysis

The Detroit Tigers head into their matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals with a mediocre offense that ranks near the bottom of the league in several key categories. They sit 23rd in hits, 19th in runs scored, and 24th in batting average, which could spell trouble against a formidable Cardinals pitching staff. However, the Tigers do boast some bright spots, such as Mark Canha's .278 batting average and Riley Greene's 7 home runs, which could provide some spark to their lineup. With probable starter Kenta Maeda taking the mound, the Tigers will need to capitalize on any scoring opportunities they can muster, as their pitching staff may struggle to contain the Cardinals' potent offense.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Injuries

Detroit Tigers

  • Garrett Hill (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Eddys Leonard (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Gio Urshela (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Daniel Cabrera (RF): Out
  • Ryan Kreidler (SS): Day-To-Day

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Packy Naughton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Matt Carpenter (DH): 10-Day-IL
  • Dylan Carlson (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Keynan Middleton (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Riley O'Brien (RP): 15-Day-IL

St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds

The Detroit Tigers are currently favored to win, listed at -110, with the opening odds remaining unchanged, while the Over/Under is set at 8.5. Fans looking to place a bet on this matchup can expect a relatively even matchup, with the Tigers slightly edging out the Cardinals.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction

"I'm not a fortune teller, but I'm predicting the Tigers will claw their way to a 5-3 win, largely because I don't want to mess with those intense Cardinal fans."

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Cardinals vs Tigers

Riley Greene (DET) Over 0.5 Runs +107
  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 50.4%
  • Bet Units: 1.0
  • Fair Odds: -102
  • Market Width: 41
Mark Canha (DET) Over 0.5 Runs +117
  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 48.3%
  • Bet Units: 1.0
  • Fair Odds: +107
  • Market Width: 40
Mike Siani (OF) - STL Under 0.5 Hits +100
  • They're projected for 0.3 HIT.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 76.9% (10-3) (impl -333)
  • • Last 10 70.0% (7-3) (impl -233)
  • • Last 5 80.0% (4-1) (impl -400)
  • • Last 3 66.7% (2-1) (impl -200)

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