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Miami Marlins take on the St. Louis Cardinals with Odds and Betting Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Miami Marlins pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

Miami puts its faith in starter Tom Koehler to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-9. Getting the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals is Jaime Garcia, who owns a 4-4 record on the season with a 1.77 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Miami Marlins listed as underdogs of 185 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-3.5 win for the Cardinals on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

73-41 St. Louis battles the Marlins, currently with a 46-68 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Miami injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 9 and the Miami Marlins sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and its No. 21-rated batting order, averaging 3.97 runs per nine innings, against the No. 30 line up of the Miami Marlins at 3.68 runs per outing.

Miami brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami rolled to a 14-6 win against Boston on Wednesday, as Adam Conley and the Marlins' bats led the team to victory at Marlins Park.

St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-5 to Pittsburgh on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
  • Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 19 games
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at St. Louis, Saturday, August 15th