St. Louis Cardinals at Florida Marlins Preview 8/13/2008

MLB Betting Preview
St. Louis Cardinals at Florida Marlins
Wednesday, 7:10 pm EasternSBG Global Opening Line: Marlins – 120 ,  Total  9  Flat

 

 

 

Two teams battling to make the playoffs continue their series on Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins host the St. Louis Cardinals.  Ricky Nolasco gets the start for Florida while Braden Looper goes for the Cardinals. Looper is 10-9 on the season with a 4.20 ERA while Nolasco is 11-7 with a 3.92 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Marlins at Home.

Looper has pitched well of late for the Cardinals.  He has a 2.42 ERA over his past four starts with 15 strikeouts and only five walks.  Nolasco has been solid all season for Florida.  He did suffer the loss in his last outing against the Mets though, giving up seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game.  The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog. The Cardinals are 13-6 in their last 19 Wednesday games. The Cardinals are 2-5 in Looper’s last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 0-5 in Looper’s last 5 starts as an underdog. The Cardinals are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Florida.

SBG Global Current Line: Marlins – 130 ,  Total  8.5  Flat

 

The Marlins are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Marlins are 6-2 in Nolasco’s last 8 home starts. The Marlins are 2-5 in Nolasco’s last 7 starts vs. the National League Central.

 

The Over is 10-2-1 in the Cardinals last 13 road games. The Over is 13-3-2 in the Cardinals last 18 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 7-2-1 in the Cardinals last 10 vs. the National League East. The Over is 6-2 in the Cardinals last 8 games as a road underdog. The Over is 11-4-1 in the Cardinals last 16 overall.

 

The Under is 5-0 in Looper’s last 5 starts as an underdog. The Under is 5-2 in Looper’s last 7 starts overall. The Under is 4-0 in the Marlins last 4 home games. The Over is 7-3 in the Marlins last 10 vs. the National League Central. The Under is 7-3 in the Marlins last 10 overall. The Under is 5-1 in Nolasco’s last 6 starts as a home favorite. The Under is 9-3 in Nolasco’s last 12 home starts. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.

 

Pick: Cards +110 3units

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