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Florida favored by -140 against St. Louis on Friday

St. Louis CardinalsFlorida Marlins
Aug 5, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Florida Marlins Odds

59-53TEAM RECORD55-56

The Marlins get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jake Westbrook gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 9-5 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Anibal Sanchez, who will be looking to improve on his 6-4 mark.

View St Louis vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Marlins as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Marlins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Marlins on August 4. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Thursday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 3 innings of 7-hit ball at Sun Life Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Florida is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Florida, Saturday, August 6

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