MLB Predictions: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The St. Louis Cardinals (31-31) and Toronto Blue Jays (38-24) will continue a MLB interleague series Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:07 p.m. ET

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-4 in their last 24 games
The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-4 in their last 24 games

St. Louis has dropped eight of its last 10 games, including a 3-1 setback to Toronto as +142 road underdogs Friday night, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive contest.  The Cardinals used Yadier Molina as a designated hitter for the first time this season, but he’ll likely be back behind the plate in this affair.  St. Louis is 11-11 in day games during the 2014 campaign, with the UNDER going 11-10-1 in that situation.

Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller (6-5, 4.06 ERA) has been handed three consecutive losses, including a 6-0 home defeat to the Kansas City Royals last time out, as he allowed four runs and seven hits over seven frames.  The right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.94 ERA in six road appearances—serving up six home runs in 32 combined innings.    Miller has compiled a 2-4 record and 6.62 ERA in seven career interleague efforts.

Toronto has won six games in a row, with no clear edge in terms of the betting total (3-3 Over/Under).  The Blue Jays have hit 39 home runs during their current 20-4 run, which has led directly to leading the American League East standings.  Outfielder Jose Bautista has been leading the chart—going 19 for 44 at the plate during a 12-game hit streak.  Toronto is 14-11 as home favorites of -150 to -175 dating back to the 2012 season.

Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (10-1, 2.10 ERA) has led the club to seven consecutive wins, including a 4-0 home victory over the Kansas City Royals in his last trip to the mound.  The left-hander is 5-1 with a 2.82 ERA in six home appearances, which is a bit surprising due to opposing hitters batting .293 against him.  Buehrle has put together a 3-1 record and 2.37 ERA in five interleague outings since joining the franchise prior to last season.

Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the UNDER is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in this series.

Make sure to check out our Major League Baseball picks all season long and get the most up-to-date betting odds at Bookmaker

Share This Post

The information contained at this site is for entertainment purposes only. Any use of this information in violation of any state, federal, or local laws is prohibited.
Copyright © - Premier Sports Picks and Sports Odds Web site