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MLB Betting Pick and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Seattle Mariners - April 23, 2023

April 23, 2023

The St. Louis Cardinals enter this game having lost four of their last five games and are on a two-game losing streak which includes a 4-5 loss in game two of the series on the road against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.Meanwhile, the Seattle Mariners enter this game having lost three of their last five games but are on a two-game winning streak which includes Saturdays 5-4 win at home against the St. Louis Cardinals in game two of the series.BookMaker has the Seattle Mariners listed as -111 money line favorites at home against the St. Louis Cardinals and has set the total for the over/under plays at 8.5 runs. Will the Mariners complete the series sweep at home or will the Cardinals end their two-game losing streak? Lets take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.St. Louis Cardinals Team PreviewThe St. Louis Cardinals enter this game with an overall record of 8-13 which puts them in 4th place in the NL Central and are coming off a 4-5 loss on the road against the Seattle Mariners in game two of the series.Offensively, St. Louis scored four runs off nine hits with two of the runs coming in the 3rd inning which included Willson Contreras scoring off a double hit by Nolan Gorman.The Cardinals will send Jack Flaherty to the mound for game three of the series against the Mariners on Sunday. Flaherty is 1-2 this season with a 2.95 ERA while recording 17 strikeouts.Seattle Mariners Team PreviewThe Seattle Mariners enter this game with an overall record of 10-11 which puts them in 3rd place in the AL West and are coming off a 5-4 win in game two of the series at home against the St. Louis Cardinals.Offensively, the Mariners scored five runs off seven hits with two of the runs coming in the 6th inning when Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run home run that also scored Cal Raleigh.Chris Flexen will take the mound for Seattle against St. Louis on Sunday for game three of the series. Flexen is 0-3 on the year with an ERA of 7.79 and has recorded 11 strikeouts.Series Trends and Game PickSeattle has won six of the last ten games in the series, however, St. Louis has outscored Seattle by an average of 5.1 to 4.2 in those matchups. The Mariners have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 4.67 to 3.67 in those contests.The under is 5-4-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9.3 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 8.33 runs per game in those matchups.Seattle enters this game with a slightly better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Mariners have won by an average margin of 1 run per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Seattle Mariners at -111 for this matchup on BookMaker.Spooky Express Pick: Seattle Mariners Money Line (-111)