Chicago White Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 5/3/24

St. Louis Cardinals (14-17) vs Chicago White Sox (6-25)

Game Info: Friday, May 3, 2024 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Sonny Gray (3-1) (1.16) vs Brad Keller (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -286 / Chicago White Sox +235 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Friday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Chicago White Sox will start Brad Keller in this one and is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 1 strikeout this season. In his career, Keller is 2-4 with a 4.14 ERA and 30 strikeouts against St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals will send Sonny Gray to the mound here and he is 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 6-2 with a 3.58 ERA and 63 strikeouts against the White Sox.

Chicago White Sox Recap

The Chicago White Sox come into this one looking to bounce back after being swept by Minnesota again to start the week thanks to a 10-5 loss in Wednesday’s series finale. The loss for Chicago meant they were unable to follow up on their surprising three-game sweep of Tampa Bay this past weekend.

White Sox Lineup Still Struggling

Gavin Sheets leads the White Sox with 24 hits and a .267 batting average along with a team-high 7 doubles while Andrew Benintendi has 3 home runs of his own along with a team-high 13 RBIs. Paul DeJong also has 3 home runs with 5 doubles while Braden Shewmake has a team-high 4 stolen bases as well this season.

Chicago White Sox Team Facts

  • The White Sox have lost each of their last eight road games.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games against National League opponents.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six games against National League opponents.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six games against National League opponents.

St. Louis Cardinals Recap

The St. Louis Cardinals come into this series hoping to shake off their series loss to the Detroit Tigers after a 4-1 loss in Wednesday’s series finale. The loss meant the Cardinals series win streak would end after knocking off the Mets last weekend and the Diamondbacks in the series before that. The Cards would fall being 3-0 by the 3rd inning and a solo home run from Willson Contreras was all of the damage that St. Louis would do in the end in the losing effort.

Cardinals Struggling With Consistency

Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 32 hits along with 6 doubles while Brendan Donovan has a team-high 16 RBIs with 6 doubles. Willson Contreras has a team-high 5 home runs along with 10 RBIs in addition to 8 doubles while Masyn Winn has a .293 batting average and 4 stolen bases. Nolan Arenado has 13 RBIs while Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Gorman each have a team-high 38 strikeouts as well this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Facts

  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last six Friday games as favorites.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 games as home favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five games against American League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cardinals' last five home games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as home favorites.

White Sox vs. Cardinals Prediction

I’m on the under in this one. The price is too steep for me to play on the Cardinals even though I think St. Louis gets the win here and Chicago’s offense is dreadful and I don’t expect them to get to Sonny Gray here. Even in a comfortable win, like a 5-1 kind of game, the under still cashes with ease. I’ll side with the under in this one though there are much better options on Friday’s card.

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

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