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Jeff Niemann Rays at Home vs St. Louis in MLB Clash

St. Louis CardinalsTampa Bay Rays
July 2, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Saturday in baseball action.

The Rays will rely on Jeff Niemann to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kyle McClellan will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Jeff Niemann is 2-4 this season, and Kyle McClellan is 5-4.

View St Louis vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -120 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Rays sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

St. Louis was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cardinals enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Rays on Friday, with Jake Westbrook throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-0
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-4
After playing St. Louis are 2-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Rays trends to consider:
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games at home
Tampa Bay is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 3