Tampa Bay Rays Face the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Tampa Bay Rays

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

Lance Lynn will take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he'll carry a 11-6 record into the contest. Alex Cobb gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 5-6 so far this season.

Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were 108 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4-3.7 win for the Cardinals. A 4-3.7 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 54-45 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 47-53 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 3 on the same chart.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 20 ranking for hits at 8.43 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 16 in the same category at 8.67 per game.

St. Louis owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 3.74 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +139 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals 7-2 on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Boston, Friday, July 25th
St. Louis at Chicago, Friday, July 25th

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