Angels vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB PIcks 5/4/23

St. Louis Cardinals (10-19) vs Los Angeles Angels (15-14)

Game Info: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 1:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jack Flaherty (2-3) (3.94) vs Griffin Canning (1-0) (4.11)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -185 / Los Angeles Angels +145 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels and St Louis Cardinals face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. On Tuesday itwas the Angels that were able to secure the 6-4 victory. 

Angels Betting Preview

The Angels sit with a 17-14 record overall and maybe this is the year they finally get back into the playoffs. On Wednesday it took Mike Trout to lead the Angels to three runs in the ninth inning to secur e the victory. The Angels are averaging 5.1 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.37 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th while the pitching is ranked 12th. On the mound for the Angels is Griffin Canning who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 4.11. In his last start against the A’s he went five innings giving up four hits and three runs. 

Cardinals Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Cardinals who sit with a 10-21 record overall and it’s been nothing but disappointing for them. The Cardinals are averaging 4.13 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.74 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league while pitching is ranked 19th. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Jack Flaherty who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 3.94. In his last start against the Dodgers he went 4.2 innings giving up seven hits and five runs. 

Angels vs Cardinals Trends

Under is 4-0-2 in Angels last 6 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 3-0-1 in Cardinals last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter. Cardinals are 8-0 in Flahertys last 8 Thursday starts. Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. Angels are 4-0 in Cannings last 4 interleague starts.

Shane’s Free Pick

The loss for the Cardinals on Wednesday was a bad one, and it’s going to bleed over into this game. Jack Flaherty is coming off a start where he gave up five runs and he’s going to be lit up again in this game. The Angels will score seven or eight runs and they will secure the win on the money line.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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