MLB betting line favors Tigers over Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Detroit's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Wednesday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Comerica Park.
The Tigers will turn to Rick Porcello and his 4-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Jake Westbrook (5-6) to the hill.
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -124 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Tigers and the National League No. 3-rated Cardinals in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 3 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -151 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 6-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Justin Verlander at Comerica Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis at Detroit, Thursday, June 21