Rangers vs. Cardinals Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are -190 money line favorites, while the Rangers are +174 money line underdogs. With Nicholas Tepesch opposing Adam Wainwright in the pitching matchup, the total is currently sitting at 7.5 runs for this game.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cardinals opened as -185 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to -190, while the Rangers' odds have gone from +170 up to +174. Texas comes into play with a 43-32 overall record and 21-17 on the road, while the Cardinals are 47-28 overall and 22-15 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 58% of the betting public currently favors St. Louis. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take St. Louis. According to latest MLB trends, Texas is 1-5 in Tepesch's last six starts, 2-6 last 8 vs. a right-handed starter and 4-7 last 11 road games. St. Louis is 11-5 in Wainright's last 16 home starts, 6-3 last 9 interleague games, 21-8 last 29 as a home favorite of -151 to -200 and 7-0 in Wainright's last 7 as a favorite of -151 to -200.
Texas (43-32, 21-17 road, 27-44 O/U) is looking to sweep St. Louis on the road and get revenge for the 2011 World Series. St. Louis (47-28, 22-15 home, 38-34 O/U) had won two straight games before meeting up with Texas. The Rangers received a strong performance from 22-year old lefty Martin Perez on Saturday. Perez held St. Louis to just two runs on five hits and Texas blasted two home runs off of Shelby Miller, who struggled, giving up eight hits in 5 2.3 innings pitched. The Cardinals have their ace going in Adam Wainright, who is 10-4 with a 2.37 ERA this year. He is coming off a mediocre start against the Cubs, allowing for runs in seven innings. Before that start, Wainright had shut out the New York Mets in seven innings. The start against the Cubs was Wainright's worst since May 4, when he allowed five run at Milwaukee. He goes to the mound against right-handed rookie Nicholas Tepesch (3-6, 4.84 ERA). Tepesch has really struggled in his last three starts, allowing 17 runs against the likes of Oakland, Cleveland and Toronto. His lone start against a National League team came on May 6, when he gave up five runs in four innings against the Cubs. The Cards will take advantage of the rookie and end the series on a winning note. The Rangers visit Busch Stadium on Sunday night at 8:05pmET to take on the Cardinals.
MLB FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -190