St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 5/14/24

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

Game Info: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Reid Detmers (3-4) (4.96) vs Sonny Gray (4-2) (2.29)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +128 / St. Louis Cardinals -152 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction for this MLB Game on Tuesday, May 14th at Angel Field. To formulate this prediction, 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 Los Angeles

-Recent betting trends in games played between St Louis vs Los Angeles

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Cardinals and Angels. 

Cardinals Coming off Solid Win

The Cardinals offense scored 10 runs on Monday and that was enough for the five run victory. Matt Carpenter finished with a hit and two RBIs. Nolan Arenado hit a home run and drove in an RBI. The Cardinals on the season are averaging 3.34 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.68 runs per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league while the pitching is ranked 21st. Wilson Contreras is dealing with a broken forearm and is going to be out a while. Not having their starting pitcher is a big loss. Getting the start for the St. Louis Cardinals will be Sonny Gray who sits with a 4-2 record and an ERA of 2.29. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, he went five innings giving up seven hits and six runs. 

Angels Pitching Needs to Be Better

The Angels pitching gave up ten runs on Monday and that led to the defeat. Adam Cimber went 0.2 innings giving up three hits and three runs. Matt Moore went 0.1 innings giving up three hits and four earned runs. The offense was good scoring five runs, but the pitching let them down. The Angels are averaging 4.15 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.05 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th in the league while the pitching is ranked 26th. They currently have a run differential of 0.90 which is 24th in the league. 

Ward Has Been Strong This Season

Taylor Ward has hit seven home runs and driven in 24 RBIs. Mike Trout is dealing with a knee injury and will be out for a while. Getting the start for the Angels will be Reid Detmers who sits with a 3-4 record and an ERA of 4.96. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, he went five innings giving up seven hits and six runs. 

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

  • The road team has won each of the last five games between the Cardinals and Angels.
  • The Angels have lost eight of their last nine games against NL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine games against NL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line each of their last four games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim against teams that held a losing record.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Zach Neto has scored a run in seven of his last eight appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Reid Detmers has recorded six or more strikeouts in seven of his last eight appearances at Angel Stadium of Anaheim against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one hit in 18 of his last 19 appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded an RBI in four of his last five appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances with his team as an underdog against the Cardinals.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in five of his last nine appearances with the Angels as home underdogs.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one total base in 18 of his last 19 appearances against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Matt Carpenter has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last six games against the Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Cardinals' last nine games as road favorites against AL opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances in night games.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has hit a home run in two of his last three road appearances against the Angels.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 road appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Sonny Gray has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 road appearances against opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 25th in the league for runs allowed this season (207).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 23rd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.302).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 29th in the league for RBI's this season (130).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 29th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.341).

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction

Gray has been good this season but in the last game he gave up six runs. I do expect he is going to bounce back though and he’s going to dominate this Angels offense that I don’t trust. Detmers in his last start gave up six runs and the Cardinals are going to find all kinds of offensive success. The Angels aren’t going to be keeping up, and St. Louis is going to get the job done. Back the Cardinals. 

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