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Baseball odds preview - Florida vs. St. Louis

Florida MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 4, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Florida Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD17-13

The St. Louis Cardinals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Marlins arrive at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.

The Cardinals will turn to Chris Carpenter and his 0-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Javier Vazquez (2-2) to the hill.

View Florida vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +-201 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Marlins odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 10.2 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Florida brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 8-ranked defense.

In their last action, Florida was a 7-5 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Florida suffered a 7-5 loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, as Anibal Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Marlins at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Florida is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Florida
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Florida at St. Louis, Thursday, May 5

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