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St. Louis Cardinals visit Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Clash

St. Louis Cardinals

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the St. Louis Cardinals invade Tropicana Field on Wednesday.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Erik Bedard to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Michael Wacha will be his counterpart for the St. Louis Cardinals. Erik Bedard is 3-4 this season, and Michael Wacha is 4-4.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals were -116 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3 win for the Cardinals. A 4.1-3 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 24-42 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 34-31 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs St. Louis injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 7-rated St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay Rays No. 28-rated offense, averaging 3.58 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 4 at 3.49 in runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have averaged 8.26 hits per game so far, less than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.58 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, St. Louis was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on St. Louis at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Adam Wainwright chucked 7 shutout innings at the Rays in their last game, striking out 2 in a 1-0 win against Tampa Bay in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Washington, Friday, June 13th
Tampa Bay at Houston, Friday, June 13th

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