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The St. Louis Cardinals will play host to the Miami Marlins at Busch Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Midwest will broadcast this NL matchup.

Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals Odds

St. Louis (-155) is favored over Miami (+145) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total currently stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Marlins +1.5 runs (-150) and Cardinals -1.5 runs (+130).

The Cardinals are 38-35 straight up (SU) and 38-34 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 3.0 units ATS. St. Louis has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Marlins have gone 26-46 SU this year and are 33-38 against the spread. In total, the team’s lost 3.9 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 13.6 units ATS. Miami is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.

Cardinals games have an over/under record of 32-35-5 so far in 2019. Miami has an over/under record of 32-36-3.

St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.30, a WHIP of 1.37 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.7. The bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

St. Louis’ offense has put up 4.6 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .190/.279/.325 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Cardinals’ offense has been led by shortstop Paul DeJong and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. DeJong is slashing .275/.367/.494 with 13 home runs, 34 RBIs and 50 runs scored, and Goldschmidt is batting .256 with 14 homers, 30 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Miami’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.05 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.16, along with a K/9 of 9.45.

Marlins hitters have slashed .236/.296/.347 on their way to 3.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Miami’s offense has been fueled by second baseman Starlin Castro and third baseman Brian Anderson. Castro is slashing .232/.261/.312 with five home runs, 29 RBIs and 20 runs scored, while Anderson (.243/.328/.381) has produced eight homers, 30 RBIs and 24 runs scored.

The Marlins have lost 3.8 units and are 22-30 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over’s hit in 21 of those games, compared to 29 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

Marlins at Cardinals Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Cardinals, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • The Marlins have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • St. Louis has posted 18.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have won three of their last four games SU.