St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 5/13/24

LA Angels (15-26) vs St. Louis Cardinals (16-24)

Game Info: Monday, May 13, 2024 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Jose Soriano (1-4) (4.32) vs Matthew Liberatore (1-1) (3.54)

Betting Odds: LA Angels -120 / St. Louis Cardinals +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels prediction for this MLB game on Monday, May 13th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Cardinals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Angels recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving LA
  • Recent betting trends in games played between St. Louis and LA
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between St. Louis and LA

Cardinals Snapped their Losing Streak

The St. Louis Cardinals are 16-24 this season and they have lost seven of their last eight games. St. Louis is coming off of a series loss against Milwaukee, where they lost three out of four games and were out scored 26-10. Prior to that series, the Cardinals lost two games against the Mets, lost two out of three against the White Sox, and lost two out of three against the Tigers. St. Louis has played very poorly over the last few weeks and they have lost four series in a row, which has dropped them to last in the NL Central. 

The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.25 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .256 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 136 runs with a .220 batting average and a .298 on base percentage. Brendan Donovan is batting .212 with four home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. St. Louis is 29th in the MLB in runs scored and they have scored three runs or fewer in seven of their last ten games. 

Angels are Last in the AL West 

The LA Angels are 15-26 this year and they have lost six of their last nine games. LA is coming off of a series loss against Kansas City, where they lost three out of four games. Prior to that series, the Angels won two out of three against Pittsburgh, lost two out of three against Cleveland, and lost two out of three against Philadelphia. LA has only won one of their last eight series and they are last in the NL West, a half game behind Houston. 

The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 4.73 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Angels offense has scored 170 runs with a .240 batting average and a .302 on base percentage. Taylor Ward is batting .268 with seven home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Angels this season. LA is 17th in runs scored this year and they have scored two runs or fewer in five of their last nine games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Matthew Liberatore, who is 1-1 with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 20.1 innings pitched this season. Liberatore has mostly worked in relief this season and he has allowed three earned runs and six hits over his last 4.0 innings of work. The projected starting pitcher for LA is Jose Soriano, who is 1-4 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 33.1 innings pitched this year. Soriano has allowed at least four earned runs in two of his last three starts, but has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last five. 

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Mike Trout has hit at least one home run in three of his last five appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances with the Angels as favorites.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances with the Angels as favorites.
  • Brandon Drury has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last seven appearances with the Angels as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Zach Neto has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Cardinals.
  • Zach Neto has scored a run in each of his last five appearances in night games against NL Central teams that held a losing record.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Paul Goldschmidt has hit a home run in three of his last four road appearances against the Angels.
  • Matt Carpenter has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last five road games against the Angels.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cardinals' last six road games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded a Double in each of the Cardinals' last three night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of the Cardinals' last seven games against opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for ERA this season (4.73).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for runs allowed this season (207).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 29th in the league for runs scored this season (136).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T29th in the league for home runs this season (29).

St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels Prediction 

Both of these teams come into this matchup sitting in last place of their respective divisions, but one team has to get the win here. St. Louis is just 10-13 on the road, while LA is 5-14 at home this season. The Angels have been the better offensive team to start this season, but they have been very inconsistent. I don’t love either of these starting pitchers, but I can’t take the Cardinals with how they are playing. My St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels prediction is for the Angels to win. 

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

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