Cardinals vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 14, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 14, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (15-25), led by the red-hot Nolan Arenado and his two-game homer streak, are -120 favorites to pick up a win over the Boston Red Sox (22-18) Sunday at 7:10 PM ET, live from Fenway Park and broadcast on ESPN.

Miles Mikolas starts for St. Louis while Corey Kluber is Boston’s starter for the contest.

Cardinals vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -120
  • Red Sox odds to win: +100
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Red Sox?

Cardinals and Red Sox Betting Trends

The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite 21 total times this season. They’ve gone 9-12 in those games.

St. Louis has a record of 7-11 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -120 or shorter (38.9% winning percentage).

This season, the Red Sox have been the underdog 24 times and won 13, or 54.2%, of those games.

Boston is 10-11 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +100 or more on the moneyline.

The Cardinals have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 40 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-18-2).

The Red Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 26 of their 40 games with a total this season.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals rank 13th in runs scored with 181, 4.5 per game.

St. Louis averages 1.2 home runs per game to rank 10th in baseball with 49 total home runs.

The Cardinals have the ninth-best batting average in the league (.257).

St. Louis strikes out 8.2 times per game, the seventh-best average in MLB.

The Cardinals pitching staff ranks 12th in MLB with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

St. Louis has a 4.56 team ERA that ranks 19th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox have scored 225 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB.

Boston has hit 51 homers this season, which ranks eighth in the majors.

The Red Sox have a team batting average of .269 this season, which ranks third among MLB teams.

Boston is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking fifth with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per game.

The Red Sox strike out 8.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 15th in MLB.

Boston pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.92 ERA this year, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals will send Mikolas (1-1) to the mound to make his ninth start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings pitched.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with a .310 batting average. He’s also hit seven homers and has 20 RBI.

Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (27) this season while batting .268.

Arenado has collected 39 base hits, an OBP of .299 and a slugging percentage of .387 this season.

Willson Contreras has 35 hits and an OBP of .338 to go with a slugging percentage of .404 this season.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

The Red Sox’s Kluber (2-4) will make his eighth start of the season.

Alex Verdugo is hitting .299 with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 14 walks.

Rafael Devers has hit 11 home runs with 36 RBI. Both are team-highs.

Masataka Yoshida paces the Red Sox with a team-best batting average of .307.

Justin Turner has nine doubles, three home runs and 20 walks while batting .272.

Cardinals and Red Sox Injuries

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: Christian Arroyo: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Yu Chang: 10 Day IL (Hand), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Kutter Crawford: 15 Day IL (Knee), 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 vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Red Sox 7, Cardinals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 10 runs
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    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.