The St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers begin their series tonight in St Louis. Derek Holland will start for the Rangers and Tyler Lyons will go for Cardinals. Check the MLB odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Rangers enter just one game back of the division – leading Athletics for first place in the AL West. They have won their last two but have lost three out of their last ten. Derek Holland enters with a 4-3 record, 3.32 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. He has lost his last two starts against Toronto and Cleveland. Against the Blue Jays he threw six innings surrendering 10 hits and four earned runs struck out six. His last road start against Boston he pitched six innings giving up nine hits and two earned runs while walking just three. The Rangers are 19-178 on the road this season and are coming off a thrilling 4-3 victory against the Athletics to move them closer to first place.
The St. Louis Cardinals are currently three games in front of the Cincinnati Reds for first place in the NL Central. They have the second best home record in the majors at 21-13 and have won six of their last ten games. They turn to Tyler Lyons tonight who comes in with a 4.65 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He has last all three of his previous starts however, giving up a total of 22 hits and 14 earned runs during that stretch.
I’ll side with the over in this matchup as both teams have the capability to score lots of runs against these mediocre pitchers but first check the sports odds.