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St. Louis Cardinals vs Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

Seattle MarinersSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 15, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Seattle Mariners vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

66-82TEAM RECORD86-62

Seattle travels to St. Louis for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Cardinals.

Erasmo Ramirez, with a record of 5-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Mariners, while the Cardinals trot Shelby Miller to the mound in this one. He is 13-9 so far in 2013.

View Seattle vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cardinals as -240 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mariners, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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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 4.8 runs per game, against a Mariners offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mariners hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mariners own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +186 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seattle rolled to a 4-1 win against St. Louis on Saturday, as James Paxton and the Mariners' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Mariners at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
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

Next up:
Seattle at Detroit, Monday, September 16
St. Louis at Colorado, Monday, September 16

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