Miami St. Louis Betting Preview
St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Odds
Marlins Park hosts an MLB battle between the Miami Marlins and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Jose Fernandez gets the call for the Miami Marlins and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jake Westbrook brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Marlins bats.
The Cardinals were listed as 138 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 13 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 15 ranked National League offense (3 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.5 hits on average).
St. Louis brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 11-ranked defense.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -138 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, a 2-1 final on Thursday in support of Adam Wainwright at Citi Field.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 10-1 loser as they battled the Brewers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -118 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Marlins endured a 10-1 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Wednesday, with Kevin Slowey throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Marlins Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Cardinals at Marlins trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Miami
St. Louis is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games
St. Louis at Miami, Saturday, June 15