Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 5/20/24

St. Louis Cardinals (20-25) vs Baltimore Orioles (28-15)

Game Info: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Sonny Gray (5-2) (3.05) vs Dean Kremer (3-3) (3.72)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -118 / Baltimore Orioles +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. Here’s a Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Baltimore Orioles recent form and player performance

• The St. Louis Cardinals recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Baltimore Orioles

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the St. Louis Cardinals

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Orioles and Cardinals

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Orioles and Cardinals game

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles played the Seattle Mariners in their last series. Baltimore split the first two installments of that set 9-2 (win) and 4-3 (loss). In the Sunday rubber match the O’s jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 6-3 win. Starter Corbin Burnes put up 6.0 innings with one earned on seven hits and one walk alongside 11 Ks.

As starter for Monday’s opener the Orioles are going with Dean Kremer. This year Kremer is 3-3 with a 3.72 ERA in eight starts. He has 47 Ks in 46.0 innings. Kremer is 25-23 with a 4.28 ERA in 79 career games (78 starts).

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they took on the Boston Red Sox in their weekend series. St. Louis posted wins 10-6 Friday and 7-2 in game two. In the Sunday finale the Cardinals couldn’t get the sweep with a blowout loss 11-3. Starter Matthew Liberatore put up 3.0 innings, four earned, six hits and a walk.

It’ll be Sonny Gray on the mound in the starting pitcher slot for the Cardinals on Monday. This year Gray is 5-2 with a 3.05 ERA in seven starts. He’s got 53 Ks in 41.1 innings. Gray is 103-87 with a 3.46 ERA in 286 career games (277 starts).

Orioles vs Cardinals Injury Notes

Orioles RF Anthony Santander (knee) was out of the lineup Sunday due to soreness and swelling.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Nolan Arenado has recorded a Double in three of his last four home appearances against the Orioles after playing the previous day.
  • Sonny Gray has recorded six or more strikeouts in eight of his last nine appearances.
  • Lars Nootbaar has hit a home run in three of the Cardinals' last four games at Busch Stadium.
  • Sonny Gray has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents.
  • Lars Nootbaar has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last four home games.
  • Tommy Edman has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven home appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances against AL East opponents at Busch Stadium.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances at Busch Stadium.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances after playing the previous day.

Baltimore Orioles Player Prop Facts

  • Adley Rutschman has recorded two or more hits in each of the Orioles' last six road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Corbin Burnes has recorded seven or more strikeouts in seven of his last eight road appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Gunnar Henderson has hit a home run in each of the Orioles' last three games.
  • Ryan Mountcastle has recorded at least one Double in three of the Orioles' last four road games against NL Central opponents.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Orioles' last 10 road games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Orioles' last eight road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Orioles' last six road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Anthony Santander has scored at least one run in each of the Orioles' last five games against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

I’ll take a stab on the Cardinals. Gray certainly needs a bounce-back start, though. In his last pair of outings Gray is 1-1 with 11.0 innings, 11 earned runs, 15 hits and three walks combined. Gray put up a nice start May 3 versus the White Sox though, notching 7.0 clean frames with three hits and a walk.

On Sunday the Cardinals had a rough stretch of innings in the middle of the game when things got out of hand. Every pitcher gave up at least two earned runs; it was a wild performance on the mound all around. St. Louis is going to need a much better effort on Monday.

Andrew’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -118

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