Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday May 12th, 2015. At 6:10 PM EST.
The (22-9) St.Louis Cardinals of the National League Central Division will travel to the “BUCKEYE STATE” for the start of a three-game interleague series. St.Louis will play the (11-19) Cleveland Indians of the American League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Best Sports Handicapper believes St.Louis is again flexing their muscle and will be a playoff team. The Cleveland Indians are starting slow out of the gate. The opening betting line has Cleveland as a -110 home favorite; the betting total is eight runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 St.Louis Cardinals have lost two in a row, both in the weekend series at Pittsburgh. St.Louis is on top in the NL Central Division. St.Louis owns the best record in Major League Baseball through the first five-week of the 2015 season. Matt Holliday and Matt Holliday lead the charge at the plate. Newly acquired outfielder Jason Heyward is off to a slow start. The former Atlanta Slugger has a .259 batting average. The Cardinals have a .338 on-base percentage. The Cardinals pitching staff will be without ace Adam Wainwright for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles. St.Louis is 21-7 their last twenty-eight baseball contests. The betting odds under the total are 6-2 St.Louis last eight baseball games on the road. The St.Louis Cardinals are 8-2 their last ten 2015 MLB predictions overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. The St.Louis Cardinals will send Right Hander Lance Lynn (1-3) with a 3.82 ERA to the mound for the first game of the series. The University of Mississippi pitched six innings, giving up eight hits and five runs in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs on May 6th. The Cardinals are only 4-10 the last fourteen meetings between the teams. Bovada.Lv has the St.Louis Cardinals at 10/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Title.
The 2015 Cleveland Indians have lost three of their last four baseball contests. Cleveland is last in the AL Central division, eight and a half games out of first. Left Fielder Michael Brantley is hitting a team-high .340 at the plate with a .410 on-base percentage. Brandon Moss is the leader in home runs and RBI S. Second Baseman Jason Kipnis leads the Indians at the plate with thirty-seven base hits. Cleveland pitching allows the opposition a .273 batting average. Cleveland will hit the road for seven games on Friday May 15th. The Cleveland Indians are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total nine times and staying under the betting odds total once. The betting odds over the total are 11-0 Cleveland last eleven in “NORTHEAST OHIO”. The betting odds over the total are 9-0 the Indians last nine at home. The Right Handed Carlos Carrasco, who is (4-2) with a 4.71 ERA, will be on the hill for the first game of the series. The 6’3″ 210 pounder threw seven innings, allowing five hits and three runs his last start on May 6th in a 10-3 win in KansasCity. Catcher Yan Gomes is out until early June with a knee injury. The betting odds over the total are 14-2 Cleveland last sixteen on grass. The Cleveland Indians are 16/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.