Baseball odds preview - St. Louis vs. Detroit
St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Thursday as the Cardinals of St. Louis swing away against the Tigers of Detroit.
The match puts starter Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals on the hill facing Jacob Turner for the Tigers. Lohse brings a 6-2 mark to the game, while Turner is 0-0 to date on the season.
The visitors opened as 105 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
This game matches up the No. 9 (Tigers) and the No. 3 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.
Detroit owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 6-rated defense.
St. Louis won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Tigers on June 20. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Jake Westbrook throwing 9 innings of 5-hit ball at Comerica Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Cardinals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games at home
St. Louis at Kansas City, Friday, June 22
Detroit at Pittsburgh, Friday, June 22