Angels vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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Angels vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 3, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (10-20) hope to avoid their fifth straight defeat when they host the Los Angeles Angels (16-14) Wednesday at 7:45 PM ET on BSMW. The Angels are listed as -128 favorites, while the Cardinals are +108 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid.

Shohei Ohtani will get the ball for Los Angeles while St. Louis will counter with Miles Mikolas.

Angels vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -128
  • Cardinals odds to win: +108
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Cardinals?

Angels and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Angels have won 60% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (12-8).

Los Angeles has a record of 12-6 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -128 or shorter (66.7% winning percentage).

The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 14 times this season and won twice.

St. Louis has a record of 2-6 when it’s set as an underdog of +108 or more by sportsbooks this season.

The Angels have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 30 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 13 of those games (13-15-2).

The Cardinals and their opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 30 games with a total this season.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels score the ninth-most runs in baseball (153 total, 5.1 per game).

Los Angeles averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 40 total home runs.

The Angels’ .250 batting average ranks 13th in the majors.

Los Angeles strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank 12th in MLB.

The Angels pitching staff ranks 15th in MLB with a collective 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles has a 3.82 team ERA that ranks 11th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have scored 124 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.

St. Louis has hit 32 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the majors.

The Cardinals’ .257 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.

St. Louis ranks 10th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.1 Ks per contest.

The Cardinals have a 9.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, 10th-best in baseball.

St. Louis has pitched to a 4.38 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Ohtani makes the start for the Angels, his fifth of the season. He is 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings pitched.

Ohtani leads Los Angeles in home runs this season with seven while driving in 18 runs.

Hunter Renfroe leads Los Angeles in home runs with seven and runs batted in with 20.

Mike Trout leads Los Angeles in homers with seven while also batting a team-best .297 this season.

Taylor Ward is batting .209 with an OBP of .318 and a slugging percentage of .336 this season.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals’ Mikolas (1-1) will make his seventh start of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with a team-high batting average of .304.

Tommy Edman has four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 11 walks while hitting .267.

Nolan Gorman paces the Cardinals in home runs (six) and runs batted in (22).

Willson Contreras has six doubles, two home runs and 12 walks while batting .255.

Angels and Cardinals Injuries

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

Angels vs. Cardinals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 6, Angels 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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