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Cleveland Indians Home to the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Action

The Cleveland Indians get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Trevor Bauer for the Cleveland Indians (2-1 on the year) and Michael Wacha for St. Louis Cardinals (5-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals were -125 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.1-3.7 win for the Cardinals on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 6.1-3.7 result in favor of the Cardinals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians bring a 12-20 record to the battle against the 23-10 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 19 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland Indians No. 12 ranked offense (4.34 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.03 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 8.44 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 27-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Corey Kluber in a losing cause, 2-0, against Cleveland on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home
  • Cleveland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Detroit, Friday, May 15th
Cleveland at Texas, Friday, May 15th