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St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins in MLB odds

Miami MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals
July 8, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The Miami Marlins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Sunday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Joe Kelly for the Cardinals (1-1 on the year) and Anibal Sanchez for Miami (4-6 so far).

View Miami vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Marlins listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Cardinals and the league No. 14-ranked Marlins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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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. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Marlins endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Saturday, with Carlos Zambrano throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Marlins at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Miami is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Miami is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Miami
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Washington, Friday, July 13
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Friday, July 13

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