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Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. St. Louis

Chicago White SoxSt. Louis Cardinals
June 12, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

33-27TEAM RECORD31-30

Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Cardinals take on the White Sox at Busch Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.

Jose Quintana, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Cardinals trot Adam Wainwright to the mound in this one. He is 5-6 so far in 2012.

View Chi White Sox vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cardinals as -144 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 3 and the White Sox sitting at No. 8.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 2 ranked National League offense (5 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.4 runs per game.

In their last action, Chicago was a 11-9 loser at home against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (20) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-9 to Houston on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -101 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in J Kelly's start, as they lost 4-1 against Cleveland on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few White Sox at Cardinals trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games when playing St. Louis
Chi White Sox are 16-6 SU in their last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox at St. Louis, Wednesday, June 13