St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/14/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (17-24) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (15-27) on Tuesday, May 14th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSW. 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 Cardinals. First pitch is set for 9:38 ET.

Cardinals vs Angels

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It was all St. Louis in the last game of this series, as the Cardinals took down the Angels by a score of 10-5. The Cardinals offense only had two more hits than the Angels and struck out nine times, but still picked up a convincing win. Heading into the game, they were favored at -116 on the money line.

This game featured a starting pitching matchup between Matthew Liberatore for the Cardinals and Jose Soriano for the Angels. Liberatore only went 3 1/3 innings but gave up just one hit and one earned run. On the other side, Soriano was tagged for two homers and six runs in 5 1/3 innings of work.

St. Louis got off to a fast start in this one, scoring eight of their ten runs in the first two innings. As for the Angels, they scored four of their five runs in the 3rd. After that, both offenses went silent until the Cardinals tacked on two insurance runs in the 9th.

St. Louis is on the road today vs. the Angels, and they are 17-24 overall, which is good for 4th place in the NL Central. So far, they have really struggled against other NL Central teams, going 1-6 this year. Currently, they trail the Brewers by seven games in the division.

The Cardinals have won two straight games, and they are coming off a win in the series opener vs. the Angels. This season, they are 9-12 as the favorite and 8-12 as the underdog. St. Louis has dropped four straight series and has an overall series record of 5-8 this year. At home, the Cardinals are 6-11 compared to 11-13 on the road. Looking at their recent games, they are just 3-7 over their last ten.

When the Cardinals win, they do so by an average of 2.5 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 3.7 runs per game. They are 20-21 against the run line this season, including a 12-12 mark on the road. They are 8-9 against the run line at home and have covered in two straight games.

The St. Louis Cardinals have had an over/under record of 17-23 on the season, and their games have averaged 8.2 runs per game. Today’s over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, and the Cardinals have gone 3-9 in games with that line. Overall, 68.3% of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s 7.5-run total.

Sonny Gray Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Sonny Gray will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Brewers, where he took the loss and gave up six earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts. Gray’s ERA for the season is 2.29, along with a record of 4-2. Opponents are batting .203 off Gray this season. The right-hander has made four quality starts this year and is averaging 11.21 strikeouts per nine innings. For the season, Gray has allowed four homers and is averaging just 1.53 walks per nine innings.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

St. Louis comes into today’s game with the league’s 29th ranked scoring offense, averaging just 3.6 runs per game. This lack of scoring is due in large part to their team batting average of .222, which is also near the bottom of the league. As a team, they are also near the bottom of the league in slugging percentage, OPS, and isolated power.

Over his last five games, Nolan Gorman has gone 5/13 with four runs batted in, and he is also 2nd on the team with five home runs. Gorman’s five homers is just behind Willson Contreras, who is hitting .280 for the season and has gone deep six times. Paul Goldschmidt is just 4/18 in his last four games but does have a three-game hitting streak.

With a record of 15-27, the Angels are eight games out of first place in the AL West. They have yet to play a game against another AL West team this season. The Angels have dropped two straight games, and they are just 3-7 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Angels are only 5-15 this season, and they are just above .500 at 10-12 on the road. So far, they have really struggled in day games, going 3-14 this year. As the underdog, the Angels are 14-23 but just 1-4 when favored this year. Los Angeles’ overall series record is 2-10-1 and have lost six straight series at home.

When the Los Angeles Angels win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.1 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.8 runs. Their run line record as the favorite is 0-5, but as the underdog, they are 20-17. Their overall run line record is 20-22, with a -1.0 run differential per game.

The Angels and Cardinals combined for 15 runs in their last game, going over the 8.5 run total. The Angels have gone over the total in 23 of their 41 games this season. Their games have averaged 9.3 runs per game, and the average over/under line in their games has been 9 runs. Their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs, and the over/under line for today’s game is 7.5 runs.

Reid Detmers Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Reid Detmers gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Cardinals at home. He has made eight starts this year and has a record of 3-4 with a 4.96 ERA. Looking back at his last outing, Detmers took the loss after giving up six earned runs in five innings of work. He has actually lost each of his last three starts. One of the big issues for Detmers has been the long ball, as he has given up seven homers at home and has a 6.61 ERA at home compared to 3.65 on the road.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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Mike Trout is batting just .220 for the Angels this season, but he has been a significant power threat, as his 10 homers are the best on the team and 4th in the league. Trout’s 14 RBIs are also 4th on the team. Taylor Ward and Jo Adell are both batting in the mid-.250s and have seven homers apiece. Ward’s 24 RBIs are the best on the team, while Adell is 2nd at 18.

Kevin Pillar has been red hot for the Angels, going 9/21 in his last seven games with three homers and 12 RBIs. Jo Adell has also gone deep three times in his last 10 games, but he is hitting just .219 in that stretch. Anthony Rendon is on a four-game hitting streak for the Angels.

Cardinals vs Angels Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Cardinals vs. Angels game is to take the Angels on the money line, with the payout currently sitting at +118. We have the Angels winning this one by a final score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Reid Detmers finishing with six strikeouts, which is good for seventh among all starters today. As for Sonny Gray, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which has him at 12th.

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