St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels Baseball Betting Analysis

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on May 10, 2016 in

In the middle game of a three game series, the St. Louis Cardinals are at the Los Angeles Angels. The series started Tuesday and will run through Thursday, before St. Louis takes on the Dodgers over the weekend. St. Louis has struggled to start the season, and in third place in the National League Central. The Cardinals hold a 16-16 record, which is 9 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. The Cardinals are coming off losing 2 out of 3 to the Pirates over the weekend. For the Angels, they are tied with Oakland for third in the American League West. The Angels are just 13-18 on the season, and have dropped three straight games. Keep up with the odds for this game in our MLB Lines portal.

How To Bet on the Cardinals vs. Angels MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Wednesday, May 11, 10:05 PM ET
Where: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
Radio: Cardinals and Angels
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchups: Cardinals: Jaime Garcia (2-2) vs. Angels: TBA

Why Bet the Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have been wildly inconsistent. The Cardinals have a +40 run differential on the season, but still sit at .500 on the season. St. Louis ranks 2nd with 175 runs scored on the season. The Cardinals are batting .269, which ranks fifth in the league. Brandon Moss leads the Cardinals with 7 homeruns, while Stephen Piscotty has drove in 21 runs. St. Louis is sending Jaime Garcia to the mound in this game. Garcia has been strong this season, with a 2-2 record, but a 3.05 earned run average. The left hander is coming off a strong outing, as he beat the Phillies on May 5th.

Why Bet the Angels

The Angels are unsure as to who is going to be the starting pitcher for this game. The starting pitching has been a mess for Los Angeles, with just 12 quality starts on the season. Offensively, Mike Trout has heated up a little bit, now batting .313. Trout leads the team with 7 homeruns and 23 runs batted in as well. Albert Pujols will get a chance to go against his old team, albeit many different players on the roster. Pujols is batting just .190 on the season, with 6 homeruns and 18 runs batted in. The Angels are hitting .244 as a team, and have scored 110 runs, which is 24th in the league.

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My Expert Pick & Prediction

We have two teams that have struggled to start the 2016 season. The Cardinals struggle against pitchers that they have yet to see, so this should be interesting. Jaime Garcia will need to pay special attention to Mike Trout, and the former Cardinal, Albert Pujols. If he does, he will pitch well in this night game. The Cardinals offense should be able to scrap enough runs to come away with the win in this game. The bet for Wednesday night in Major League Baseball is the road team. Take the St. Louis Cardinals -111 over the Los Angeles Angels.

The final score prediction: St. Louis Cardinals 6 – LA Angels 3.