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Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

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

Brad Hand, with a record of 4-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Miami Marlins, while the St. Louis Cardinals trot John Lackey to the mound in this one. He is 9-7 so far in 2015.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-3.4 win for the Cardinals on Saturday. 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

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 74-41 record to the battle against the 46-69 Marlins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Miami injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 23-rated Miami Marlins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 22 ranked offense (3.97 runs per game) against a Miami Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.64 hits per game, more than the Miami Marlins have managed so far this season (8.55 hits on average).

Defensively, Miami features the No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.33 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.82 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami's last 13 games
  • Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of St. Louis's last 20 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis's last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at St. Louis, Sunday, August 16th