Boston Red Sox vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 18 (6/18): MLB

Boston Red Sox vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 18 (6/18): MLB

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Odds

Time 7:15 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line -105
Cardinals run line +1.5 (-185)
Red Sox money line -115
Red Sox run line -1.5 (+160)
Over / under 9.5

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox
Record 37-29 35-30
Home / road record 16-16 16-15
Last 10 record 5-5 7-3
Streak L2 W1
Over / under record 34-29-3 25-33-7
Runs / game 4.78 4.73
Runs allowed / game 3.94 3.91

 

Preview

The St Louis Cardinals visit the Boston Red Sox will play the 2nd game of the series at the Fenway Park on Saturday. The Red Sox took the win 6-5 on Friday to take the lead on the series. The Cardinals scored 4 runs in the 9th inning but stayed short 1 run for the tie.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 37-29 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs and allowing 3.9 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 16 home runs and batting for .347 AVG with 56 RBI so far.

Miles Mikolas leads the pitching staff with a 2.62 ERA, 66 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Cards.

Probable Pitcher: 

Dakota Hudson (4-3, 3.29 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cardinals. Hudson took the loss against the Reds on Sunday, allowing six runs on nine hits, two walks in seven innings.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox get to this game with a 35-30 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs and allowing 3.9 runs per game. Rafael Devers is leading the team with 16 home runs and 42 RBI while JD Martinez is batting for .349 AVG. 

Nick Pivetta leads the team with 6 wins recorded with a 3.50 ERA and 72 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher: 

Kutter Crawford (1-1, 5.74 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Red Sox. Crawford will make his 2nd start of the season with the Red Sox. In his last start he pitched 5 scoreless innings and allowed only 1 hit striking out 7 against the Mariners. He didn't factor into the decision

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Boston.

St. Louis are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis.

Prediction

The Red Sox continue to win games and are 7-3 in their last 10 but they'll face Dakota Hudson who's coming from a bad start but before that he was doing really good. The Red Sox will send Kutter Crawford to his 2nd start of the season and he was excellent in his 1st one against the struggling Mariners. He will now have a more complicated game against the hot Cardinals offense. I think Hudson will have a good game and the Cardinals will continue to respond at the plate to tie this series.

PICK: Cardinals ML (-105)

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