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MLB betting line favors Tigers over Cardinals

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June 20, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Detroit's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Wednesday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Comerica Park.

The Tigers will turn to Rick Porcello and his 4-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Jake Westbrook (5-6) to the hill.

View St Louis vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -124 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Tigers and the National League No. 3-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -151 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 6-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Justin Verlander at Comerica Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Detroit, Thursday, June 21