The St. Louis Cardinals will send pitcher Lance Lynn to the bump when they open a short two-game set with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. The Cards have won each of Lynn’s past five starts with the righty posting a 1.86 ERA while allowing opposing batters to hit just .206.
– Shark Bites
- Yadier Molina is 8-for-25 with 5 runs during his current 6-game hitting streak.
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of the Cardinals’ last 14 games as favorite.
- The visiting team is 1-3 SU in the last 4 games between the Cardinals and Red Sox.
The Red Sox will counter with a red-hot Eduardo Rodriguez, who has registered a quality start in each of his past four games. Rodriguez has recorded a 1.88 ERA and has only surrendered 16 hits in his last 24.0 innings pitched. Rodriguez will face a big challenge in a mashing Cardinals lineup that has averaged 6.1 runs per game in its past eight contests.
The BoSox might be sitting near the top of the league in batting average and on-base percentage but they consistently strand their runners. Boston is 26th in the MLB in runners left on base per game and they ground into more double plays than all but two teams. To make matters worse, Lynn is holding opponents to just a .133 average with runners in scoring position.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -110 at BetOnline for Tuesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-3.4 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 21-15 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 19-18 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Boston injuries news.
The Odds – Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 2 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 7 heading into this contest.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Boston Red Sox rank No. 6 at 9.14 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 8 ranking in that category.
St. Louis owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 4.58 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston’s No. 12-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston suffered a 11-2 loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday, as D Pomeranz wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.
St. Louis threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by A Wainwright to defeat Chicago 5-0 on Sunday.
- Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 8 games
- Boston is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
- St. Louis is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of St. Louis’s last 18 games
- St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at St. Louis, Wednesday, May 17th