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Tampa Bay Rays home to Cardinals in baseball betting action

St. Louis CardinalsTampa Bay Rays
July 3, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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St. Louis travels to Tampa Bay for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Rays.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 7-7 mark. In the other dugout, Kyle Lohse brings a 8-4 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View St Louis vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 9 in the American League and the Cardinals at No. 8 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.1 runs per game.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Rays on July 2. Bettors who backed the Rays at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Kyle McClellan's start, as they lost 5-1 against Tampa Bay on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-1
After a loss are 3-7

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing St. Louis are 3-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, July 4
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Monday, July 4