St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 5/15/24

LA Angels (15-27) vs St. Louis Cardinals (17-24)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 9:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Griffin Canning (1-4) (5.75) vs Lance Lynn (1-1) (3.79)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +105 / St. Louis Cardinals -123 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action from Angel Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The St. Louis Cardinals will send out Lance Lynn for the start here and Lynn is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Angels, Lynn is 2-1 with a 5.34 ERA and 28 strikeouts. Griffin Canning will get the start for the Angels here and is 1-4 with a 5.75 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. In his career, Canning is 1-1 with a 6.10 ERA and 6 strikeouts against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals Recap

The St. Louis Cardinals come into this game looking to complete the sweep after a 7-6 win over the Angels from Tuesday’s clash. The series win for St. Louis snapped a run of series losses after losing to the Brewers, Mets and White Sox in the last week and a half.

Cardinals Keeping It Going Offensively In This Series

Going into Tuesday’s matchup, Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 41 hits along with 9 doubles and a team-high 21 RBIs while Brendan Donovan has 19 RBIs with 8 doubles. Willson Contreras has a team-high 6 home runs along with 12 RBIs in addition to 11 doubles while Masyn Winn has a .283 batting average and 6 stolen bases. Paul Goldschmidt also has a team-high 54 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

  • The road team has won each of the last six games between the Cardinals and Angels.
  • The Angels have lost eight of their last nine night games against NL Central opponents.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in each of their last six Wednesday night road games.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Angels have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five Wednesday home games.
  • The Angels have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last eight Wednesday home games.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels will be looking for something to salvage from this series after their loss on Tuesday, but it’ll be another series loss to the Angels, after losing to the Royals in their four-game series this past weekend.

Angels Showing Signs Of Life Offensively, But Still Can’t Get Over The Hump

Entering Tuesday, Taylor Ward leads the Angels with 42 hits along with 7 home runs and a team-high 24 RBIs. Mike Trout has a team-high 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has a team-high 43 strikeouts and 6 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 9 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 7 home runs, 18 RBIs and 7 stolen bases as well.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The Angels have won each of their last eight Wednesday games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Cardinals have lost five of their last seven games as favorites.
  • The Angels have covered the run line each of their last eight Wednesday games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine road games against AL West opponents following a win.
  • The Angels have led after 3 innings in four of their last five games as home underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last five games as favorites.

St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Angels Prediction

I’m on the Cardinals here. Sure, Canning has pitched better in some of his recent outings, but I still don’t trust him as far as I can throw him as he gets little to no run support. The Cardinals have come alive offensively in this series and I think the Cards finish the job and complete the sweep with another win here on Wednesday. Give me St. Louis in this one.

Chris’s Pick St. Louis -123

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