St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/15/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (18-24) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (15-28) on Wednesday, May 15th. 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 Cardinals. First pitch is set for 9:07 ET.

Cardinals vs Angels

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It was a back-and-forth game in the most recent game of this Cardinals vs Angels series. St. Louis went into the matchup as -143 favorites and squeaked out a 7-6 win. The Cardinals had a two-run lead heading into the 4th inning, but the Angels scored three runs in the 4th and added another two in the 5th. As for the Cardinals, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 7th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Sonny Gray got the win for the Cardinals, going six innings and giving up five earned runs. He finished the game with nine strikeouts but issued two walks. As for the Angels, Hunter Strickland took the loss out of the bullpen. Reid Detmers got the start and went five innings, giving up four earned runs.

Alec Burleson was the difference for the Cardinals, as he homered, scored three times, and finished with two RBIs. Paul Goldschmidt and Brendan Donovan each had two hits and an RBI. Pedro Pages also had a three RBI game at the plate.

St. Louis is on a three-game winning streak, and they are looking to pick up another win today on the road vs. the Angels. So far, the Cardinals are just 1-6 in divisional games, and they trail the Brewers by seven games in the NL Central. St. Louis has an overall record of 18-24 this season.

At home, the Cardinals are just 6-11 this year, but they have gone 12-13 on the road. As the road favorite, the Cardinals are 5-3 this year and 10-12 when favored overall. St. Louis’ series record is 5-8, and they have dropped four straight series.

When the Cardinals win, they win big, with an average run margin of +2.4. When they lose, it’s usually by a wider margin, with an average run differential of -3.7. Their overall run line record is 20-22, with a 12-13 mark on the road. They are 8-9 against the run line at home and 8-14 as the favorite. As the underdog, they are 12-8.

The St. Louis Cardinals have had a combined run average of 8.4 runs per game this season. Their over/under record is 18-23, and they have hit the over in their last two games. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, they have a record of 10-6. Overall, 47.6% of their games have had lower over/under lines than 8.5 runs.

Lance Lynn Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn has made eight starts this season and has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 3.79. He has made one quality start this year and is coming off a rough outing against the Brewers, where he gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Lynn took the loss in that game. Lynn’s WHIP for the season is 1.41, and opponents are batting .247 off the right-hander this year. Per nine innings, he is averaging 8.48 strikeouts and 4.02 walks.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

St. Louis will be looking for a better offensive performance today, as they are averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is 29th in the league. Their home run total of 31 is the worst mark in the league right now. As a team, they are batting just .224 and have the league’s 24th best slugging percentage. One thing they have done well is draw walks, as they are 8th in the league in that category.

Nolan Arenado has been the Cardinals’ top run producer this season, with 21 RBIs and is also 4th on the team with three home runs. He comes into the game with a batting average of .266. Willson Contreras has been a solid addition to the lineup, as he is batting .280 with a team-high six homers. Over his last seven games, Alec Burleson is 9/24 with two homers, and Iván Herrera is also swinging a hot bat, going 9/19 in his last five games.

With an overall record of 15-28, the Angels are 5th in the AL West and trail the Mariners by eight games. The Angels have dropped three straight games, and they are 3-7 over their last 10. So far, they have yet to play a game against another AL West team.

At home, the Angels are just 5-16 this year, and they are only a game under .500 at 10-12 on the road. This season, the Angels have really struggled in day games, going 3-15. As the underdog, the Angels are 14-24 this year and 1-4 when favored. Los Angeles’ series record is 2-10-1 this year, and they have dropped six straight series at home.

Los Angeles is 21-22 against the run line this season, including an 8-13 mark at home. The Angels are 13-9 against the run line on the road, where they have a run differential of -0.2 runs per game. As an underdog, the Angels are 21-17 against the run line, but they are 0-5 as the favorite.

Despite the Angels’ combined run average of 9.4, the over/under line for their games has been set at an average of 9 runs. However, when the line has been set at 8.5 runs, the over has hit in 11 of their 17 games. Overall, the over/under record for Angels games this season is 24-18.

Griffin Canning Gets The Start For The Angels

Griffin Canning will be looking to build off his last outing, where he didn’t give up an earned run in 5 2/3 innings of work. In that start vs. the Royals, he gave up three hits, two walks, and didn’t allow a homer. Canning finished with a no-decision in that outing. The right-hander has made eight starts this year and has a record of 1-4 with a 5.75 ERA. Looking at his home/away splits, Canning is 0-4 on the road with a 7.22 ERA compared to 1-0 at home with a 5.08 ERA.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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Mike Trout has been one of the league’s top power hitters this season, as his 10 home runs are 4th in the league and the best mark on the Angels. However, Trout is batting just .220 this season. Taylor Ward and Jo Adell are both tied for 2nd on the team with seven homers, with Ward batting .265 and Adell at .248.

Over his last six games, Kevin Pillar has gone 12/24 with three home runs and 13 RBIs. This has pushed his season average up to .278. Pillar is also on a three-game hitting streak. Jo Adell has also been swinging a good bat of late, going 3/9 in his last nine games.

Cardinals vs Angels Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Cardinals vs. Angels matchup is to take the Angels on the money line, with the payout sitting at +102. We have the Angels winning this one by a score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Griffin Canning finishing with six strikeouts, which is good enough for seventh among starters. As for Lance Lynn, he is projected to finish with six K’s, which has him at eighth.

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