Boston Red Sox visit St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Boston Red Sox

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Boston Red Sox pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Boston Red Sox on this Tuesday; he's 3-4 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Lance Lynn, who will be looking to improve on his 11-8 mark.

Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the St. Louis Cardinals as -159 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.4 win for the Cardinals. A 3.9-3.4 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

59-51 St. Louis battles the Red Sox, currently with a 49-62 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Boston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 26 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 18.

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How Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 29 ranked offense (3.72 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 4.36 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.38 hits per game, less than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Defensively, Boston features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.34 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 3.91 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Boston, they were a 8-7 loser as they battled the Yankees at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -110 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Red Sox endured a 8-7 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Sunday, with Clay Buchholz throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Fenway Park.

St. Louis was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Brewers. They won as -138 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Garza and the Brewers 3-2 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

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