Wainwright hits the mound for Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals will send ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright to the mound on Tuesday night as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in interleague MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.
Wainwright is 12-4 with a sparkling 1.84 ERA on the season, and in his two career starts against the Rays he's 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA over 12 2-3 innings. Jake Odorizzi will counter Wainwright for the Rays; Odorizzi is at 5-8 with a 4.01 ERA on the season.
Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the St. Louis Cardinals as -170 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at BetDSI.
Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4-3.7 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 54-45 record to the battle against the 47-53 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 3-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.
How Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 16 at 8.67 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 20 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Twins on July 20. Bettors who backed the Rays at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay rolled to a 5-3 win against Minnesota on Sunday, as Chris Archer and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.
St. Louis was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Dodgers. They lost as +167 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Clayton Kershaw at Busch Stadium.
Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 20 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 23rd