Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction

Explore our MLB betting model for the “Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction” on April 29, 2024. Our analysis gives the St. Louis Cardinals a 52.32% winning probability over the Detroit Tigers, with closely matched odds. Check our detailed predictions and stats before placing your bets. Always bet wisely!

Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction

In this comprehensive analysis of the upcoming MLB game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers, we delve into various aspects of the matchup to assist you in making an informed betting decision. Set for April 29, 2024, at Comerica Park, this “Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction” features a pitching duel between Steven Matz of the Cardinals and Kenta Maeda of the Tigers. Both teams are looking to capitalize on each other’s weaknesses, with the betting odds slightly favoring the Cardinals.

Game Information and Sportsbook Odds


  • Date: Monday, April 29, 2024
  • Location: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
  • Odds (as of now):
  • St. Louis Cardinals: 1.91 (Decimal), -110 (US Odds)
  • Detroit Tigers: 1.96 (Decimal), -104 (US Odds)
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Starting Pitchers Comparison

Steven Matz (Cardinals)

  • Hand: Left
  • ERA: 5.55
  • Advanced Stats:
  • SIERA: 5.00
  • xFIP: 4.80
  • K/9: 5.92
  • BB/9: 3.33
  • WHIP: 1.60
  • GB/FB Ratio: 0.90
  • xERA: 5.06

Kenta Maeda (Tigers)

  • Hand: Right
  • ERA: 5.96
  • Advanced Stats:
  • SIERA: 4.50
  • xFIP: 4.63
  • K/9: 6.75
  • BB/9: 2.78
  • WHIP: 1.37
  • GB/FB Ratio: 1.03
  • xERA: 4.46

Bullpen Matchup Analysis

  • St. Louis Cardinals Bullpen Rank: 2
  • Detroit Tigers Bullpen Rank: 19

The stark contrast in bullpen effectiveness could play a crucial role in late-game scenarios, favoring the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction

Offensive Matchup

  • Cardinals Hitting:
  • Overall Rank: 22
  • vs. Left-Handed Pitchers: 23
  • vs. Right-Handed Pitchers: 13
  • Tigers Hitting:
  • Overall Rank: 26
  • vs. Left-Handed Pitchers: 22
  • vs. Right-Handed Pitchers: 23

The Cardinals show a better offensive setup, especially against right-handed pitchers like Maeda, indicating potential scoring advantages.

MLB Betting Model Insights

Probability Analysis

  • St. Louis Cardinals: 52.32% probability
  • Detroit Tigers: 47.68% probability

Projected Odds

  • Cardinals Projected Odds: -110 (US), 1.91 (Decimal)
  • Tigers Projected Odds: 110 (US), 2.10 (Decimal)

Despite close odds, the Cardinals are slightly favored in our model due to their superior bullpen and matchup advantages.

Recommended MLB Pick

Based on our comprehensive MLB betting model analysis, the recommended pick is on the St. Louis Cardinals. While there’s no high-value betting opportunity indicated by the Adjusted Kelly Criterion, the Cardinals’ edges in pitching and bullpen strength make them a solid pick.


In conclusion, this “Cardinals vs Tigers Prediction” should serve as a guide but not the sole basis for your betting decisions. Always check for the latest odds and consider multiple sources before placing your bets. For those interested in taking their betting to a professional level, consider exploring sports betting courses and our detailed MLB betting models.

Always remember, in the unpredictable realm of MLB betting, it’s essential to shop for the best odds and stay informed about team dynamics and player conditions leading up to the game.

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