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Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals battle on Saturday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The match puts starter David Price for the Detroit Tigers on the hill facing Tyler Lyons for the St. Louis Cardinals. Price brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while Lyons is 0-0 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Detroit Tigers were -122 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 5.4-3.7. 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

St. Louis (24-11) will face the 22-14 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Detroit injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 2 and the Detroit Tigers sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.46 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.58 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.23 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.64 per nine innings).

St. Louis owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.46 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals 10-4 on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at St. Louis, Sunday, May 17th