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Texas Rangers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
St. Louis' pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Saturday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals will rely on Shelby Miller to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Martin Perez will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Shelby Miller is 8-4 this season, and Martin Perez is 0-1.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cardinals as -194 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 1 (Cardinals) and the No. 5 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).
Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.
Texas won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Cardinals on June 21. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tyler Lyons and the Cardinals 6-4 on Friday at Busch Stadium.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-5
After a win are 4-6
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-4
After a loss are 9-1
A few Rangers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas at St. Louis, Sunday, June 23