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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

Toronto Blue JaysSt. Louis Cardinals
June 24, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Cardinals take on the Blue Jays at Busch Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.

It's a pitching duel between Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals (6-4 on the year) and Brandon Morrow for Toronto (3-4 so far).

View Toronto vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Blue Jays odds would favor the Blue Jays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 5 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 12-rated defense.

In their last action, Toronto was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Blue Jays endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Braves on Wednesday, with Jo-Jo Reyes throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Turner Field.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 12-2 winner as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -113 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis routed Philadelphia on Thursday by a 12-2 score at Busch Stadium, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 2-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 7-2
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Blue Jays at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at St. Louis, Saturday, June 25