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Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve on a 65-64 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

Lance Lynn gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 10-6 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Archer brings a 9-7 ledger to the game for the Tampa Bay Rays as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -120 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-1.8 victory for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis (65-64) will face the 64-67 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 6-rated St. Louis Cardinals and the league No. 19-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.72 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 9 at 4.39 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.84 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.35 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.75 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 6-4 on Saturday behind a start from M Leake at New Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of St. Louis's last 19 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Monday, August 28th
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Tuesday, August 29th

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