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Cardinals Are The Hottest OVER Bet In Baseball

Astute bettors have been tailing the St. Louis Cardinals for the past couple of weeks, as the OVER has cashed in each of the Cards’ past nine contests. The Cardinals bats have been exploding during this stretch by averaging 7.9 runs per game and plating at least 10 runs three times. The Cardinals continue their three-game set with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday after dropping the series opener 10-4.

SHARK BITES
  • The Red Sox are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games at home.
  • The Cardinals are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games after consecutive losses.
  • The Cardinals are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against the Red Sox.

Lance Lynn, who will get the start for the Cardinals, has been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past month and a half. Lynn has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his past eight starts while recording seven quality starts in that span. The righty has faced the BoSox once already this season, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings on May 16.

Eduardo Rodriguez is coming off his best outing since returning from a lengthy stint on the DL for the Red Sox. E-Rod allowed just two hits and no runs in 6.0 innings of work against the New York Yankees last Friday. It took time for the lefty to find his rhythm after returning but he has allowed just two earned runs in his past two starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Boston Red Sox as -137 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The OVER/UNDER was hovering near 10 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.3-4.2 victory for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 68-51 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 61-58 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game puts the Boston Red Sox, most recently No. 4 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Boston owns the No. 5 ranking for hits at 9.11 per game. By contrast, the St. Louis Cardinals are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.76 per game.

Boston owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.82 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 10-4 on Tuesday behind a start from Rick Porcello at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Thursday, August 17
Boston home to New York, Friday, August 18

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