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St. Louis Cardinals Face the Baltimore Orioles Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

St. Louis Cardinals


Baltimore Orioles
Friday, August 08, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Camden Yards

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting St. Louis Cardinals dueling the Baltimore Orioles on Friday at Camden Yards.

Baltimore sends Chris Tillman out against Justin Masterson for the St. Louis Cardinals in this game. Tillman is 8-5 with a 3.65 ERA on the season, while Masterson is 5-6 on the year and has a 5.63 ERA.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals were 130 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.9 result in favor of the Orioles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Baltimore (65-49) will face the 61-52 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Baltimore Orioles sit at No. 13 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 26 on the same chart.

How St. Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore Orioles No. 12 ranked offense (4.18 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 3.65 runs allowed per game. The Baltimore Orioles have been averaging 8.87 hits per game, more than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.36 hits on average).

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.42 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 at home, scoring 3.45 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -164 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Boston on Thursday at Busch Stadium behind starter Adam Wainwright.

Baltimore won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blue Jays on August 7. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore overcame a dynamite 12-strikeout performance against JA Happ last time out, emerging with a 2-1 win against Toronto on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Baltimore's last 17 games
Baltimore is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore's last 12 games at home

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St. Louis at Baltimore, Saturday, August 9th