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Cards vs. Rangers Sunday Night MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to hand the ball to Adam Wainwright on Sunday night as they close out their MLB betting series against the Texas Rangers with a primetime matchup.

Wainwright is 10-4 with a 2.37 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 110 innings of work so far this season, but the righthander was tagged with a loss by the Cubs last time out after he surrendered four runs on seven hits over seven innings pitched.

Nick Tepesech will get the ball for the Rangers; Tepesech is 3-6 on the season for Texas.

View Texas vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -193 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals and the league No. 5-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

In their last action, Texas was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Texas at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 4-2 final on Saturday in support of Martin Perez at Busch Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rangers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas' last 13 games
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at NY Yankees, Tuesday, June 25
St. Louis at Houston, Tuesday, June 25