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Florida favored by 120 against St. Louis on Thursday

Florida MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 5, 1:40 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Florida Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The Florida Marlins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Florida puts its faith in starter Josh Johnson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-0. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Jake Westbrook, who owns a 2-2 record on the season with a 6.53 ERA.

View Florida vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as +120 underdogs. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Marlins odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 4 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida was an 8-7 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Florida at +170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals 8-7 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Marlins at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Florida home to Washington, Friday, May 6
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 6