Tigers vs. Cardinals MLB Picks: Detroit's Bringing Out the Brooms, But Our Betting System Forecasts a St. Louis Win

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:56 PM GMT

Sunday night's ESPN televised game between the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals is loaded with betting value if you know how to read betting the betting lines.

Sunday Night ESPN MLB Game
The Cardinals and Tigers will clash on the Sunday night ESPN nationally televised game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The first pitch is slated for 8:05 PM ET. According to the MLB betting odds, St. Louis is a -141 money line favorite, and the posted total is 7.5. This will be the finale of a three game series, and Detroit has won each of the first two.

 

Sunday's Starting Pitchers
Alfredo Simon will get the start for the Tigers tonight. Simon has displayed shaky form during his previous three starts, posting a lofty 5.29 ERA, and a 1.59 WHIP. Simon has made three career starts versus St. Louis, and all of those outings took place in 2014 when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Simon went 2-1 in those three team starts with a respectable 3.44 ERA.

The Cardinals will send Lance Lynn to the mound on Sunday. Lynn has been in very good form during his previous three starts, posting a stellar 2.84 ERA, and a 1.21 WHIP. Since the start of the 2014 season, Lynn has gone a superb 15-3 in his team starts at home when the Cardinals are -100 to -150 on the money line.

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MLB Money Line Betting System
The Detroit Tigers enter today having won three of their previous four games, and possess a winning percentage of .622 on the season. Despite losing the first two games of this series, St. Louis is a stellar 24-12 in 2015. When combining these three facts it qualifies this exact situation for a very successful money line betting system favoring the home team, and it just solidifies my choice as one of my MLB picks on Sunday.

Play against any money line road underdog of +100 to +150, coming off winning three of their last four games, and has a winning percentage of .620 or better, versus an opponent with a winning record. By playing the home team in this exact situation, you would’ve gone 144-62 (69.9%) since 1997. This betting angle has also gone a terrific 5-1 in 2015, 21-5 since 2013, and 32-7 since 2011.

MLB Picks: Play on St. Louis -141 over Detroit at 5Dimes