Cardinals vs. Rays Moneyline Bet

by | Last updated Jun 7, 2022 | mlb

St. Louis Cardinals vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday June 7th, 07:10 ET
Location: Tropicana Field
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Money Line: Cardinals +120 / Rays -143
Total Line: 7.5
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St. Louis: Dakota Hudson (4-2, 2.96)
Tampa Bay: Jeffrey Springs (2-2, 1.88)

Cardinals Projected Lineup

Lars Nootbaar RF
Harrison Bader CF
Juan Yepez LF
Brendan Donovan 2B
Nolan Gorman 2B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Andrew Knizner C
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Tommy Edman SS
Dakota Hudson P

Rays Projected Lineup

Taylor Walls SS
Isaac Paredes 2B
Randy Arozarena LF
Manuel Margot RF
Mike Zunino C
Vidal Brujan SS
Yandy Díaz 3B
Ji-Man Choi 1B
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Jeffrey Springs P


St. Louis Cardinals: 32-23-0 SU / OU 27-25-3 / Run Line W/L 31-24-0
Tampa Bay Rays: 31-23-0 SU / OU 23-28-3 / Run Line W/L 26-28-0

The Tampa Bay Rays host the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday June 7th at Tropicana Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Tampa Bay as the favorite (-143), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

Heading into today’s game, St. Louis will be looking to tack on another win after taking down the Cubs by the score of 5-3. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited the Cubs to 3 runs on 11 hits. The Cardinals benefited from an offense that generated 5 runs on 11 hits. Heading into their last game, St. Louis was the betting favorite, at -141.0. Through 33 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 67.0%. This matchup remained below the over-under line set at 9.0 runs. Even after this game, St. Louis’s overall over-under record sits at 27-25-3.

The Cardinals are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 3-2 over their last 5 games. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +7. A key to their recent success has been an offense averaging 6.4 runs per game, compared to their season average of 4.89. So far, St. Louis has won over half of their 17 series played, going 9-3-5.

The Rays will look to bounce back from a tight 6-5 loss to the White Sox. On their way to giving up 6 runs, the Rays staff allowed 16 hits. At the plate, the Rays scored 5 times on 9 hits. Leading into the game, Tampa Bay was the betting favorite at -110.0. So far, the team has won 61.0% of the games in which they were favored. In terms of the over-under, the Rays and White Sox combined to surpass the line of 7.0 runs. Against the run total, Tampa Bay is just 23-28-3.

In their last 5 games, the Rays have put together a record of 3-2. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at +4. Tampa Bay has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 4.0 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.13. On the season, Tampa Bay has won more than half of their series, going 9-6-2.

Pitching Matchup

The St. Louis Cardinals will send Dakota Hudson to the mound with an overall record of 4-2. In his previous outings, Hudson is lasting an average of 5.12 innings, putting together an ERA of just 2.96. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.237 off the right-hander. So far, Hudson has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.7 home runs per 9 innings. Hudson is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 2.8 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 13.0%. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 4.18 walks per outing.

The Tampa Bay Rays will send Jeffrey Springs to the mound with an overall record of 2-2. Currently, Springs has a strong ERA of just 1.88 while pitching an average of 2.72 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.187 against him. Despite a strong batting average allowed, Springs is prone to giving up home runs, averaging 1.18 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Springs has a strikeout percentage of just 28% and a per game average of 2.86. Throughout the season, Springs has avoided walking batters, allowing just 1.88 per contest.

St. Louis vs Tampa Bay History

Today’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays is their first matchup of the year. St. Louis and Tampa Bay did not play in 2021, as well.

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Betting Trends

  • Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Cardinals are 13-3 in their last 16 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Rays are 23-5 in their last 28 interleague home games.
  • Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.

St. Louis Cardinals at Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

The St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays kick off their interleague series with a matchup between Dakota Hudson and Jeffrey Springs. With Springs on the mound, the Rays are the favorite at -143 on the moneyline. However, the Cardinals have been swinging the bats well. I like St. Louis to pull off the upset.

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