Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 5/19/24

St. Louis Cardinals (19-25) vs Boston Red Sox (22-23)

Game Info: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 1:05 pm (Busch Stadium)

Matthew Liberatore (1-1) (4.56) vs Nick Pivetta (1-2) (3.48)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +102 / Boston Red Sox -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Boston Red Sox vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction for this MLB Game on Sunday, May 19th at Busch Stadium. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Red Sox recent form and recent player performance 

-The Cardinals recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis

-Recent betting trends in games played between Boston vs St. Louis

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

Red Sox Needs Better Pitching

The Red Sox scored two runs on Saturday but even worse was the pitching giving up seven runs. Justin Slaten was awful out of the bullpen going only an inning giving up four earned runs. The Red Sox are averaging 4.31 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 16th in the league while the pitching is ranked 9th. They do have a positive run differential of 0.56 which is 9th in the league. Tyler O’Neil has hit 10 home runs and driven in 16 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Red Sox will be Nick Pivetta who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 3.38. In his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, he went 5.2 innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Cardinals Offense Stepped up On Saturday

The Cardinals offense really stepped up on Saturday and they scored seven runs on the way to the five run victory. Nolan Gorman hit a home run and drove in two RBIs.  Lars Nootbaar finished with two hits and drove in two RBIs. The Cardinals are averaging 3.75 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.79 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league while the pitching is ranked 25th in the league. Brendan Donovan has hit four home runs and driven in 20 RBIs. Getting the start for the Red Sox will be Matthew Liberatore who sits with a 1-1 record and an EAR of 4.56. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he 3.1 innings giving up five hits and four runs. 

Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

The Red Sox offense is going to run up the score here. Liberatore sits with an ERA of 4.56. And in his last start he gave up four runs. The Red Sox is a strong offensive team and they are going to have little issues in this game. The Cardinals offense won’t be keeping up, and this is going to be a comfortable victory for Boston. This game will get out of control early. Back the Red Sox on the money line. 

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

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