St.-Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/13/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (16-24) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (15-26) on Monday, May 13th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSMW. The Cardinals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 9:38 ET.

Cardinals vs Angels

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Heading into their last game vs. the Brewers, the Cardinals closed out the series with a 4-3 win. St. Louis was the +129 underdog on the money line going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Cardinals, as they got on the board with a run in the 2nd inning and added another run in the 4th.

Miles Mikolas put together a good start for the Cardinals, going six innings and giving up just three runs on six hits. He only had three strikeouts in the outing and got the win.

St. Louis is on the road today vs. the Angels, and they are 16-24 overall, putting them 5th in the NL Central. So far, they have gone just 1-6 in divisional games, and they are eight games behind the Brewers for the division lead. The Cardinals closed out their series vs. the Brewers with a loss and are just 2-8 across their last 10 games.

At home, the Cardinals are 6-11 this year, and they are just above .500 at 10-13 on the road. St. Louis has dropped five straight games as the favorite, and they are 8-12 overall as the favorite. As for their record as the underdog, it is also 8-12. So far, the Cardinals are 5-8 in series.

When the Cardinals win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.4 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.7 runs per game. Overall, they have a run line record of 19-21, and they are 11-12 on the run line on the road. They have failed to cover the run line in their last five games as the favorite, going 7-13 on the run line in those games.

When the Cardinals have been involved in games with an over/under line of 8.5 runs, the over has hit in nine of those 15 games. Overall, the over/under record for the Cardinals this season is 16-23, and their games have averaged 8.1 runs per game.

Matthew Liberatore Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Left-hander Matthew Liberatore is starting for the Cardinals today as he faces the Angels on the road. So far this season, he has made one start and 14 appearances. Liberatore’s record for the season is 1-1, and his ERA is 3.54. Looking at his WHIP, it is currently 1.18. Opposing batters are hitting .219 off Liberatore this season. In his 20 1/3 innings of work, Liberatore has a strikeouts-per-nine rate of 7.08 and a walks-per-nine rate of 3.54. The last time he pitched was on May 10th out of the bullpen, where he gave up two earned runs in one-third of an inning of work.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Cardinals offense has been one of the worst in the league, averaging just 3.4 runs per game. This has them at 29th in the league and they also have the worst team batting average in the league at just .220. As a team, they have also struggled in the power department, as their 29 home runs is 20th in the league.

Willson Contreras has been a bright spot for the Cardinals this season, as he is batting .280 with a team-high six homers and an OBP of .398. He has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 7/18 in his last six games with two homers. Nolan Arenado has been a consistent threat for the Cardinals, hitting .270 with two homers and a team-high 20 RBIs. He is also on a five-game hitting streak.

Los Angeles is coming off a game in which they wasted several good performances. In their 4-2 loss to the Royals, Willie Calhoun went 3/4 with a homer, and Patrick Sandoval pitched six innings of four-run ball. The Angels were also the -110 favorite at home going into the game.

Calhoun got the Angels on the board with a homer in the 1st inning but went on to give up four runs in the 4th. The Angels couldn’t complete the comeback, as they only scored one run after the 4th.

The Angels host the Cardinals with an overall record of 15-26, which has them 5th in the AL West. They trail the Mariners by seven games for the division lead. So far, they have yet to play a game against another AL West team. At home, the Angels are just 5-14 this year.

So far, the Angels have gone 10-12 on the road. This season, the Angels are just 3-13 in day games. As the underdog, the Angels are 14-22 this year compared to 1-4 as the favorite. At home, the Angels have dropped six straight series.

The Angels have been a solid run line bet overall, going 20-21, but they have been much better on the road, where they are 13-9. They have been a good bet as an underdog, going 20-16 on the run line, and they have covered in two straight games as the underdog. They have not been a good bet as the favorite, going 0-5 on the run line.

The Angels have played 12 games with an over/under line higher than 8.5 this season, going 10-6 in those contests. Their games have averaged 9.2 runs per game, and their over/under record for the season is 22-18. The over/under line for today’s game against the Cardinals is set at 8.5 runs.

José Soriano Gets The Start For The Angels

José Soriano is getting the start for the Angels today and will be looking to bounce back from his last outing, where he finished with a no-decision. Against the Pirates, he gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Looking back over his last four outings, Soriano has finished with a no-decision in three of them. The right-hander has made two quality starts this year and has an ERA of 4.32 to go along with a record of 1-4. Soriano’s WHIP for the season is 1.35, and opponents are batting .231 off him this year.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Angels offense has been pretty average, as they are 18th in scoring at 4.1 runs per game. They are also 10th in home runs and have the league’s 11th best batting average. Mike Trout is leading the team with 10 homers, but he is batting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward and Jo Adell are both batting in the mid-.200s and have seven homers apiece.

Jo Adell has three homers in his last eight games but is hitting just .231 over that stretch. Logan O’Hoppe has been swinging a hot bat for the Angels, going 8/23 in his last six games, with five RBIs. O’Hoppe also has a five-game hitting streak coming into the game.

Cardinals vs Angels Prediction

Our predicted final score for this game is a 5-4 win for the Cardinals, and with the Cardinals’ money line sitting at -107, that is the way we recommend playing this one. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also look at the over/under line, which is currently at 8.5 runs. We would take the over, as we have this game finishing with a combined nine runs.

Looking at some potential player props, Matthew Liberatore is projected to finish with five strikeouts compared to José Soriano with six. Offensively, the Cardinals are predicted to finish with 10 strikeouts, while the Angels are projected to finish with eight.

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