Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Boston Red Sox

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The visiting Boston Red Sox hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Adam Wainwright in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-6 mark on the year. Boston counters with Brandon Workman, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

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

The Boston Red Sox were listed as 185 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

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

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.9-3.4 victory for the Cardinals. 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

60-52 St. Louis battles the Red Sox, currently with a 50-63 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 26 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 18 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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 (3.69 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.32 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.37 hits per game, more than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (8.36 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 18-rated road mark, allowing 4.25 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Cardinals on August 6. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Shelby Miller and the Cardinals 2-1 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Boston

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