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A winning streak will be on the line for the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday when they battle the St. Louis Cardinals at Camden Yards.

John Lackey will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Right hander Lackey is 12-7 this season with a 3.55 ERA.

Lackey's opponent in this one will be Ubaldo Jimenez. The Orioles right hander has a 4.52 ERA to go along with a 3-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as -118-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game's total opened at 8.5

In their last action, St. Louis was a 12-2 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

St. Louis:
Team record: 61-53
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Baltimore:
Team record: 66-49
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Baltimore's last 18 games
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore's last 13 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Baltimore Sunday, August 10