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Cardinals face the Angels in Anaheim

The St. Louis Cardinals will have Adam Wainwright on the mound on Thursday night as they close out their three-game road interleague MLB betting series against the Los Angeles Angels.

Wainwright is 11-5 with a 2.22 ERA on the season, and the righthander has given up three or fewer earned runs in nine of his last 10 trips to the mound. Wainwright gave up just one run over nine innings against the Athletics last time out.

The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Joe Blanton, who will be looking to improve on his 2-10 mark.

View St Louis vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Angels as +125 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Angels) and the No. 1 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 12-2 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on St. Louis at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis ran up the score in their last game on Wednesday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 12-2 victory against Los Angeles.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 10 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Miami, Friday, July 5
LA Angels home to Boston, Friday, July 5