The St. Louis Cardinals’ Amazing OVER Streak

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The St. Louis Cardinals just did something special for bettors and it feels like barely anyone has noticed. 

The Cards are coming off the second-best OVER or UNDER streak we’ve seen during a 20-game period going back almost two decades. Our database goes back to 2002 and says the recent OVER streak of 16-4 that the Cards ripped off ranks second best in our records.  

The streak went from April 23 and to May 17 and the only one better came from the Detroit Tigers in 2015. The Tigers went on an OVER bender for the ages that year where they toppled the total an astonishing 19 times in 20 games. 

The OVER is now 18-6 in the Cards last 24 games prior to Tuesday’s meeting with the Dodgers and St. Louis can mainly thank surging bats for the run. The Cards hit just .212 through its first two games of the season and now rank 12th in the majors at .256.

The bullpen has also lent a helping arm to the OVER. The Cardinals bullpen owns the third worst win-loss record in the majors at 5-9 behind only Philadelphia and San Diego and its ERA is 4.30, which ranks 20th in the majors. 

If anything starts bringing in the UNDER, it will likely be the starting staff of St. Louis. The Cards rank third in the majors in ERA with a 3.50 mark and they lead the majors in strikeouts with 454. 

If the bats cool off in a hurry, there will be some UNDER value here so keep an eye. Until then, here’s a look at the best OVER streaks in the majors over a 20-game period going back to 2002. 

Top over streaks over 20 games in MLB since 2002
Team OVERs in a 20-game period Date
Tigers 19 June17 to July 8 2015
Cardinals 16 April 23 to May 17 2017
Marlins 15 July 5 to July 23 2005
Rays 14 April 26 to May 11 2013
Angels  13 July 21 to Aug 2 2009
Rockies 13 May 19 to June 1 2012
Braves 13 Oct. 1 2005 to April 9 2006
Cubs 13 Sept. 9 to Sept. 28 2001
Marlins 13 April 24 to May 8 2002
Diamondbacks 12 May 20 to June 1 2016

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