Cardinals vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/20

Cardinals vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/20

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Baltimore Orioles vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the Baltimore Orioles take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Despite the Cardinals' strong home performance, the Orioles have a solid chance to secure a win thanks to their superior record and key players.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 20, 2024
  • Time: 4:45 PM
  • Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Line: STL -110
  • Over/Under: 7.5

Team Breakdown:

Baltimore Orioles:

The Orioles come into this game with a 29-15 record, including an impressive 12-5 on the road. They are looking to maintain their strong performance and capitalize on Dean Kremer's reliable pitching.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Gunnar Henderson (15 HR)
  • Batting Average: Adley Rutschman (.309 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Gunnar Henderson (31 RBI)

Dean Kremer will start for the Orioles. Kremer has a 3-3 record with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 46 innings. His solid performance on the mound provides a stable foundation for the Orioles, making them a strong contender in this game.

St. Louis Cardinals:

The Cardinals have had a mixed season with a 20-26 record, including 8-12 at home. They face a tough opponent in the Orioles, who have been performing consistently well.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Nolan Gorman (7 HR)
  • Batting Average: Masyn Winn (.281 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Nolan Arenado (22 RBI)

Sonny Gray will be on the mound for the Cardinals. He has a 5-2 record with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 41.1 innings. While Gray has been effective, the Cardinals' inconsistent overall performance may hinder their chances against the Orioles.

 

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
BAL (29-15) -110 o7.5 (-120) -1.5 (+160)
STL (20-26) -110 u7.5 (+105) +1.5 (-190)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the Baltimore Orioles will come out on top. Here's why:

The Orioles have been consistently strong this season, particularly on the road. Dean Kremer's solid pitching performance, with a 3.72 ERA and 1.02 WHIP, provides a strong foundation for the team. Additionally, the Orioles' offensive leaders, such as Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman, are in great form, making them a formidable opponent.

Meanwhile, despite Sonny Gray's effectiveness, the Cardinals have struggled with consistency overall. The Orioles' superior record and reliable pitching make them the favorite in this game.

Pick: Baltimore Orioles Moneyline (-110)

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