Cardinals vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Social Navigation

Cardinals vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (10-19) stumble into Tuesday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels (15-14) looking to break a three-game losing streak. The contest starts at 7:45 PM ET on BSMW with the Cardinals listed as -150 favorites to right the ship.

Steven Matz gets the starting nod for St. Louis while Patrick Sandoval is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

Cardinals vs. Angels Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -150
  • Angels odds to win: +128
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

Cardinals vs. Angels Promo Codes

Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Angels?

Cardinals and Angels Betting Trends

The Cardinals have put together an 8-7 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 53.3% of those games).

St. Louis has a record of 6-3 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -150 or shorter (66.7% winning percentage).

This season, the Angels have won three out of the nine games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Los Angeles has a record of 1-2 when it’s set as an underdog of +128 or more by sportsbooks this season.

In the 29 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Cardinals, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times (12-15-2).

The Angels’ games have gone over the total in 13 of their 29 chances.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals are the 20th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.2 runs per game (123 total).

St. Louis averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 17th in MLB play with 32 total home runs .

The Cardinals have the sixth-best batting average in the league (.261).

St. Louis strikes out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-best average in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Cardinals has a collective 9.4 K/9, the 10th-best in the majors.

St. Louis has a 4.35 team ERA that ranks 15th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have scored 148 runs this season, which ranks eighth in MLB.

Los Angeles’ 39 home runs rank sixth in Major League Baseball.

The Angels rank 12th in MLB with a .251 team batting average.

Los Angeles ranks 12th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.

The Angels have an 8.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 14th in the majors.

Los Angeles has pitched to a 3.91 ERA this season, which ranks 11th in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Matz (0-3) gets the starting nod for the Cardinals in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 6.23 ERA in 26 2/3 innings pitched, with 27 strikeouts.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with a .306 batting average. He’s also hit four homers and has 14 RBI.

Tommy Edman is batting .267 with an OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .477 this season.

Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis in home runs (six) and runs batted in (22) this season while batting .267.

Willson Contreras has 24 hits and an OBP of .346 to go with a slugging percentage of .396 this season.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Sandoval (2-1) will take to the mound for the Angels and make his sixth start of the season.

Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with seven home runs.

Hunter Renfroe has hit seven home runs with 20 runs batted in. Both are team-highs.

Mike Trout paces the Angels with seven home runs and has put up a team-high batting average of .308.

Taylor Ward is hitting .208 with two doubles, three home runs and 15 walks.

Cardinals and Angels Injuries

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder)

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), José Quijada: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Logan O’Hoppe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Cardinals vs. Angels Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 6, Angels 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
  • How to Bet on Cardinals vs. Angels

    Get more MLB Picks, read the latest MLB game previews, and view the latest live MLB lines on Betsperts.

    If you are new to sports betting, read our in-depth guide on how to bet on Baseball and find the best MLB betting sites and promo codes.

    Latest from Bleacher Nation:

    Author: Matt Rooney

    Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.