Red Sox vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 12, 2023

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Red Sox vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (13-25) serve as underdogs on the moneyline (-104) in Friday’s contest versus the Boston Red Sox (22-16). Game time is set for 7:10 PM ET on NESN. The Cardinals are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +150 odds.

Boston’s James Paxton and St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright have been named the starters for this contest.

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Red Sox odds to win: -115
  • Cardinals odds to win: -104
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 11 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: NESN

Who Will Win Red Sox vs. Cardinals?

Red Sox and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Red Sox are 9-5 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 64.3% of those games).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -115 or shorter, Boston has a record of 9-5 (64.3%).

The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 17 times this season and won four, or 23.5%, of those games.

St. Louis is 4-9 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -104 or more on the moneyline.

In the 38 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Red Sox, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-12-1).

The Cardinals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 19 of their 38 opportunities.

Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox are the third-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.7 runs per game (216 total).

Boston averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 49 total home runs.

The Red Sox have the third-best batting average in the majors (.269).

Boston’s batters strike out 7.9 times per game, the fifth-lowest average in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Red Sox has a collective 8.5 K/9, which ranks 19th in the majors.

Boston has the 25th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.89).

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have scored 169 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.

St. Louis ranks 10th in Major League Baseball with 45 home runs.

The Cardinals rank 10th in MLB with a .257 team batting average.

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

The Cardinals strike out nine batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 11th in MLB.

St. Louis pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.56 ERA this year, which ranks 20th in MLB.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Paxton starts for the first time this season for the Red Sox.

Alex Verdugo leads Boston in batting average (.308) this season while adding five home runs and 18 RBI.

Rafael Devers is batting .248 this season with a team-high 11 home runs and 34 RBI.

Masataka Yoshida has collected 36 base hits, an OBP of .377 and a slugging percentage of .496 this season.

Justin Turner has collected 39 hits this season and has an OBP of .370. He’s slugging .397 on the year.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Wainwright heads to the mound for the Cardinals to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.

Paul Goldschmidt paces the Cardinals with a .306 batting average.

Nolan Gorman’s eight home runs and 24 RBI both lead his team.

Tommy Edman is hitting .239 with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 11 walks.

Willson Contreras is hitting .258 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 15 walks.

Red Sox and Cardinals Injuries

Red Sox: Christian Arroyo: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Yu Chang: 10 Day IL (Hand), Kutter Crawford: 15 Day IL (Knee), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adam Duvall: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Cardinals: Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Red Sox 6, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 11 runs
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    Author: Matt Rooney

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