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Miami MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals
July 7, 4:10 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Busch Stadium on Saturday.

The Cardinals will turn to Kyle Lohse and his 8-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Carlos Zambrano (4-6) to the hill.

View Miami vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cardinals as -160 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 14-rated Marlins taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Cardinals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Marlins rank No. 14 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +124 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium behind starter Ricky Nolasco.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Marlins at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Miami is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Miami is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
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 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at St. Louis, Sunday, July 8

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