Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 5/21/24

St. Louis Cardinals (20-26) vs Baltimore Orioles (29-15)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Lance Lynn (1-2) (4.17) vs Kyle Bradish (0-0) (2.63)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +115 / Baltimore Orioles -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. Here’s a Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction. This will be the second 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 vs Cardinals game

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles played the Seattle Mariners in their weekend series. Baltimore took a 4-3 loss in the Saturday game two, but otherwise took a victory in the set with wins 9-2 Friday and 6-3 in the finale. On Monday versus the Cardinals the Orioles were out-hit 8-3 in a 6-3 loss. Dean Kremer lasted 4.0 innings in the start with five earned on six hits and three walks.

In the starting pitcher role for Tuesday’s game the Orioles will send out Kyle Bradish. Over three starts without a decision this year Bradish has a 2.63 ERA and 17 Ks in 13.2 innings. Bradish is 16-14 in his career with a 3.63 ERA in 56 starts.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they played the Boston Red Sox in their weekend set. St. Louis did well over the first pair with wins 10-6 and 7-2 but then fell 11-3 in the finale. On Monday versus Baltimore, St. Louis scored four runs in the fourth inning alone. Starter Sonny Gray lasted 5.2 innings with one earned on three hits and two walks.

It’ll be Lance Lynn as starter in the Tuesday matchup for the Cards. So far this year Lynn is 1-2 with a 4.17 ERA in nine starts. He has 43 Ks in 45.1 innings. Lynn is 137-97 with a 3.75 ERA in 350 career games (326 starts).

Orioles vs Cardinals Injury Notes

Orioles RF Anthony Santander was out of the lineup Sunday due to soreness and swelling in his left knee.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Cardinals' last eight night games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Orioles' last five games against National League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Orioles' last eight night games against National League opponents.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Lars Nootbaar has hit a home run in three of the Cardinals' last five home games.
  • Lars Nootbaar has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last four games as underdogs.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances with the Cardinals as home underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last seven home appearances.
  • Lance Lynn has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last 15 appearances with his team as a home underdog against AL opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances in night games.

Baltimore Orioles Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Bradish has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Gunnar Henderson has hit a home run in each of the Orioles' last four games.
  • Gunnar Henderson has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Orioles' last four games.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one hit in each of the Orioles' last 10 games as road favorites.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one Single in each of the Orioles' last 10 games as road favorites.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one total base in each of the Orioles' last 10 games as road favorites.
  • Jorge Mateo has scored a run in eight of his last nine appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Kyle Bradish has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last seven road appearances.

Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

I’ll stay with the Orioles here. Bradish has four earned runs over his last three starts combined, giving up 12 hits and six walks in 13.2 innings total. As for Lynn, it’s been a struggle over his last trio. In that time Lynn has 12 earned runs in 14.2 innings of work, going 0-2 overall.

On Monday in the opener the O’s were burned by Michael Siani in the fourth inning. Outside of that Baltimore had a slow day at the plate outside of Gunnar Henderson’s blast. The Orioles need a good bounce-back on Tuesday.

Andrew’s Pick Baltimore Orioles -125

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