Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 5/22/2024

The Baltimore Orioles (29-16) travel to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals (21-26) on Wednesday, May 22nd. This game will be played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and televised on MASN. The Cardinals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Orioles are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cardinals. First pitch is set for 1:15 ET.

Orioles vs Cardinals

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Cardinals vs Orioles series. St. Louis went into the matchup as slight favorites at -122 and squeaked out a 6-3 win. Heading into the game, the Cardinals had scored four fewer runs than the Orioles on the season.

Baltimore wasted a good outing from Dean Kremer, as he gave up just one run in four innings of work for the Orioles. Sonny Gray got the win for the Cardinals, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up one earned run.

Michael Siani and Masyn Winn each had two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals’ offense. Alec Burleson also had a two-hit game and drove in a run.

With an overall record of 29-16, the Orioles are 2nd in the AL East, trailing the Yankees by 1.5 games. So far, they have been great against other AL East teams, going 7-2. Baltimore is 17-10 at home compared to 12-6 on the road.

Baltimore has been good as the favorite this year, putting together a mark of 22-14. As for their record as the underdog, they are 7-2 this year. The Orioles’ overall series record is 10-3-2, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games overall.

When the Orioles win, they do so by an average of 3.7 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 3.2 runs per game. Their run line record is 24-21, and they have been a good bet on the run line as an underdog, going 7-2. They are 10-8 against the run line on the road, where they have a scoring margin of 1.4 runs per game.

Today’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals has an over/under line of 8.5 runs. The Orioles have gone over the total in 10 of their 17 games with an over/under line of 8.5 runs this season, and their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game. The over has hit in 23 of their 41 games overall this season, and they are currently on a two-game over streak.

John Means Gets The Start For The Orioles

John Means will be getting the start for the Orioles on the road against the Cardinals. This will be his 3rd start of the season, and he has been solid in his first two outings. Means picked up a win in his last start, going 6 innings and giving up 2 earned runs on 6 hits. He also struck out 4 batters.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Orioles are the top home run hitting team in the league and are also 4th in runs scored, averaging 5 runs per contest. Their team batting average of .244 is 11th in the league, and they are also near the top of the league in slugging percentage and isolated power. Baltimore’s offense has been good at avoiding strikeouts this season, but they have drawn the 26th fewest walks in the league.

Gunnar Henderson has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 6/18 in his last five games with four homers and seven RBIs. Henderson’s 16 homers this season is the 2nd best mark in the league, and his 34 RBIs are also good for 8th in the league. Adley Rutschman is batting .304 this season and has gone deep nine times, which is the 2nd best mark on the team.

St. Louis is 21-26 overall and 6.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. So far, they have really struggled against other NL Central teams, going 1-6 this season. The Cardinals are looking to pick up a win at home today, where they are 9-12 this season.

The Cardinals have taken two straight series and have an overall series record of 7-8 this year. They are also 12-13 as the favorite and 9-13 as the underdog. St. Louis has been playing well lately, going 6-4 across their last 10 games.

When betting on the run line for the St. Louis Cardinals, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag. They’ve been a better bet on the run line when they’re the underdog, going 13-9, compared to 10-15 when they’re the favorite. Overall, they’re 23-24 on the run line this season, with an average run margin of -1.0 runs per game. Their scoring margin is also -1.0 runs per game at home and on the road.

Today’s over/under line of 8.5 runs for the St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Baltimore Orioles is higher than their season average of 8.0 runs per game. The Cardinals have gone over the line in 13 of their 19 games with an 8.5 run line, and their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season. The over is on a seven-game streak for the Cardinals.

Kyle Gibson Gets The Start For The Cardinals

St. Louis is sending right-hander Kyle Gibson to the mound today vs. the Orioles. He has made 9 starts this year and has a record of 3-2 with an ERA of 4.09. So far, Gibson has turned in 5 quality starts and is coming off a rough outing vs. the Red Sox, where he gave up 3 homers and 5 earned runs in 6 innings of work. Gibson has allowed at least 2 homers in three of his last four outings. Per nine innings, he has 7.04 strikeouts and 3.76 walks.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis comes into the game with the league’s 24th ranked scoring offense, averaging just 3.9 runs per game. They have been slightly better at home, putting up 4 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .232, which is 16th in the league, and have the 20th ranked slugging percentage in the league.

Over his last seven games, Alec Burleson has been on fire for the Cardinals, going 12/26 with two homers and four RBIs. This has pushed his season average up to .462. Nolan Gorman is also swinging a hot bat of late, going 5/20 in his last six games, with two homers. Gorman is batting just .196 for the season.

Orioles vs Cardinals Prediction

Our predictions for this Orioles vs. Cardinals matchup is that the Orioles will pick up a 5-4 road win. With the Orioles picking up the win, we would recommend taking them on the money line, with the payout being -143.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Kyle Gibson is projected to finish with five strikeouts, while John Means is predicted to finish with four. Means is also projected to go four innings, compared to Gibson, who we have going five.

Offensively, we have the Orioles finishing with nine hits compared to the Cardinals, who are projected to finish with nine. However, the Cardinals are projected to finish with fewer home runs, and as a team, they are projected to finish with eight strikeouts.

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