Cardinals vs Red Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 5/13/23

Boston Red Sox (22-17) vs St. Louis Cardinals (14-25)

Game Info: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Chris Sale (3-2) (6.37) vs Steven Matz (0-4) (5.70)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -141 / St. Louis Cardinals +110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will host the St. Louis Cardinals for game two of their interleague series this Saturday from Fenway Park on the NESN. St. Louis pulled through late in game one to win by two, 8-6.

Cardinals Betting Preview

St. Louis moved to 14-25 after defeating Boston. The Cardinals used some late-game heroics to upset the Sox last night, and they’ll attempt to replicate that effort here. The St. Louis' offense is scoring 4.44 runs per game, while batting .258, with a .328 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.64 ERA, with a 1.49 WHIP. Paul Goldschmidt recorded three hits in the game one victory to bring his team-leads to in batting average (.316) and hits (48). Nolan Arenado took things further with four hits and a homer, Nolan Gorman hit the game-winning home run in the ninth inning, and he leads the team in RBI (26). 

Steven Matz (0-4, 5.70 ERA, 24 Ks) will start for St. Louis. The eighth-year left hander put together his best outing of the season versus Detroit on Sunday, allowing just one run in 5.1 innings of work. Matz has yet to deliver a quality start through seven appearances this season, and it’s unlikely things change at Fenway against a hit-happy Sox lineup.

Red Sox Betting Preview

Boston moved to 22-17 following the loss to St. Louis. The Red Sox opened the month with six straight wins prior to dropping the series finale to the Phillies, and they’ll look to steal a few games in Atlanta this week. The Boston offense is 5.68 scoring runs per game, while batting .258, with a .340 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.89 ERA, with a 1.34 WHIP. Jarren Duran produced a pair of runs against the Cards last night, and he’s first on the team in batting (.375). Rafael Devers leads the Sox in RBI (35), while Alex Verdugo has a hit in seven of ten games, and he leads the team with 46 hits and 29 runs. 

Chris Sale (3-2, 6.37 ERA, 30 Ks) will get the ball for Boston. The longtime Sox turned in a vintage performance last week in Philly, striking out ten in six full innings to earn his second straight winning decision. Sale has delivered three quality starts in his last four outings. 

St. Louis vs Boston Trends 

St. Louis is 16-23 against the spread this season, with a 20-18-1 O/U record. Boston is 22-17 ATS this year, with a 26-12-1 over/under record. 

Corey’s Free Pick

St. Louis struck first last night, and I think Boston bounces back swiftly Saturday. The Red Sox have only dropped back-to-back games at Fenway once this season, and they carry a noticeable advantage on the mound into this one with the veteran Chris Sale set to go. Sale has been dialed in over his last four starts, and he should be able to outpitch a volatile Steven Matz here to get the Sox back into the win column. Back Boston for game two, and give the Over another look here again for insurance.

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

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