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St. Louis Cardinals Favored by -145 Against Detroit Tigers on Friday

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Carlos Martinez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Shane Greene will be his counterpart for the Detroit Tigers. Carlos Martinez is 3-1 this season, and Shane Greene is 3-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Tigers were listed as 135 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-3.5 win for the Cardinals. A 5.6-3.5 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.

Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

24-10 St. Louis battles the Tigers, currently with a 21-14 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 2 and the Detroit Tigers at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 3 at 9.43 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 4 ranking in that category.

St. Louis owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.47 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit routed Minnesota on Thursday by a 13-1 score at Comerica Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

The Cardinals struck out early and often against Trevor Bauer in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 10 times in a 2-1 win over Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
  • Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • St. Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Detroit
  • St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at St. Louis, Saturday, May 16th