Cardinals vs Rays Odds, Lines and Spread (June 9)

Cardinals vs Rays Odds, Lines and Spread (June 9)

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Randy Arozarena talking to an umpire

Jun 8, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Randy Arozarena (56) gestures to the dugout after hitting a single in the 3rd inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays are -165 home favorites over the Cardinals on Thursday
Miles Mikolas (4-3, 3.02) will start for St. Louis against left-hander Shane McClanahan (6-2, 2.10)
A look at the Cardinals vs Rays odds and picks are below

The Tampa Bay Rays will try to sweep a three-game series from the visiting St. Louis Cardinals at 1:10 pm ET Thursday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The Rays (33-23, 20-13 home) have beaten the Cardinals (32-25, 16-14 road) in consecutive games, including 11-3 on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay has also won five of its last seven games.

Cardinals vs Rays Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
St. Louis Cardinals
+140
+1.5 (-155)
Over 7 (-110)
Tampa Bay Rays
-165
-1.5 (+125)
Under 7 (-110)

Odds as of June 8th at BetMGM.

 

 

The Rays are -165 favorites for a 62.26% expected win probability. Both teams have solid World Series odds with the Rays listed at +2200 and the Cardinals at +3000.

St Louis vs Tampa Bay Probable Pitchers

Miles Mikolas (4-3, 3.02) is scheduled to pitch for the Cardinals against left-hander Shane McClanahan (6-2, 2.10). Both will be working on five days of rest.

Mikolas vs McClanahan

4-3
Record
6-2
3.02
ERA
2.10
3.63
xERA
2.42
1.14
WHIP
0.92
3.40
SO/W
7.42

Mikolas is coming off a win over the Cubs in Chicago last Friday in a rather shaky performance. He allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings while striking out four and walking three.

He is capable of better.

Miles Mikolas is putting on a masterpiece today. pic.twitter.com/tXLB4oguDp

— MLB (@MLB) April 30, 2022

Mikolas’ only career start against the Rays came in 2014 when he was pitching for the Texas Rangers, and it was a disaster. Tampa Bay rocked him for 10 runs in six innings in Arlington.

The road hasn’t been a problem for Mikolas this season as he has a 3-1 record and a 2.54 ERA in five starts. However, he is 1-3 with a 5.20 ERA in five starts during the day.

The Rays’ Manuel Margot is just 1 for 7 versus Mikolas.

McClanahan also beat a Chicago team last Friday, downing the White Sox in St. Petersburg when he gave up two runs and six hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and no walks.

That continued an outstanding stretch for McClanahan, who is 5-0 with a 1.45 ERA in his last six starts and has +650 American League Cy Young odds.

Shane McClanahan, Dirty 82mph Curveball. 😨 pic.twitter.com/WZSgYXsip7

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 3, 2022

McClanahan, who has never faced the Cardinals, is 5-2 at The Trop this season with a 2.35 ERA in eight starts. In day games, he has a 2-1 record and 1.84 ERA in five starts.

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Cardinals vs Rays Betting Outlook

Randy Arozarena led the Rays in their rout of the Cardinals, his old team, on Thursday with three hits and four RBIs.

Arozarena had an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run single in the seventh. The Cardinals traded him to the Rays during the 2019-20 offseason and he won the American League Rookie of the Year award last year.

Randy’s doing that thing where he rakes

Time for you to do your thing and vote

⭐️ https://t.co/4BFAmuEsAy ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/73o98MKtmm

— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 9, 2022

Vidal Brujan drove in three runs for the Rays. Ji-Man Choi and Harold Ramirez added two RBIs each.

Veteran catcher Yadier Molina provided the Cardinals’ highlight by pitching a scoreless eighth inning that included a strikeout of Isaac Paredes.

Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado is expected to play Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with soreness in his right knee. He was injured Tuesday when hit by a pitch.

We are all in awe of Nolan Arenado. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/j6XFjS8q3w

— MLB (@MLB) June 8, 2022

The Rays have won nine of their last 12 games against the Cardinals dating to 2008.

STL vs TB Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
6/8/22
Rays
Cardinals
TB, 11-3
6/7/22
Rays
Cardinals
TB, 4-2
8/27/17
Cardinals
Rays
TB, 3-2
8/26/17
Cardinals
Rays
STL, 6-4
8/25/17
Cardinals
Rays
TB, 7-3
7/23/14
Cardinals
Rays
TB, 3-0
7/22/14
Cardinals
Rays
TB, 7-2
6/11/14
Rays
Cardinals
TB, 6-3
6/10/14
Rays
Cardinals
STL, 1-0
7/3/11
Rays
Cardinals
TB, 8-3

Cardinals vs Rays Prediction

Mikolas hasn’t pitched so well his last few times after a great start to the season. Meanwhile, some scouts insist McClanahan might be the best pitcher in the major leagues.

It also doesn’t hurt that the Rays are an MLB-best 21-6 in interleague games since the start of last season, including 12-1 at home.

Pick: Rays ML (-165)

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