St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox - 6/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Boston Red Sox (35-30) vs St. Louis Cardinals (37-29)
Game Info: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:15 pm (Fenway Park)
Kutter Crawford (1-1) (5.74) vs Dakota Hudson (4-3) (3.29)
Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -115 / St. Louis Cardinals -105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Louis Cardinals will play the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of their series at Fenway Park on Saturday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals are 37-29 this season and have won three of their last five games. St. Louis lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-5 on Friday night. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average this season. The Cardinals offense has scored 316 runs with a .255 batting average and a .323 on base percentage. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .344 with 16 home runs and 56 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. The projected starter for St. Louis is Dakota Hudson, who is 4-3 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 65.2 innings pitched this season.
The Boston Red Sox are 35-30 this season and have won four of their last five games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Boston won two out of the three games played against Oakland. The Boston pitching staff has a 3.55 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .226 opponent batting average. The Red Sox offense has scored 309 runs with a .259 batting average and a .320 on base percentage this year. Rafael Devers is batting .333 with 16 home runs and 42 RBI’s for the Red Sox this season. The projected starter for Boston is Kutter Crawford, who is 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP over 15.2 innings pitched this season.
St. Louis is 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-5 in their last 5 interleague games. The over is 6-1 in St. Louis’ last 7 games. Boston is 10-1 in their last 11 games against the NL Central and 5-1 in their last 6 game two’s of a series. The under is 6-3 in Boston’s last 9 games. St. Louis is 0-5 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
Both of these teams come into this game playing pretty good baseball, but Boston won Game 1 by a score of 6-5. Boston is starting Kutter Crawford, who has spent most of his time out of the bullpen this season. Crawford allowed 0 runs over five innings in his last start against Seattle. For St. Louis, Dakota Hudson is coming off of a start against Cincinnati where he allowed six runs in seven innings of work. I like St. Louis in this matchup as I trust Dakota Hudson’s body of work during this season more than Kutter Crawford’s.
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