Cardinals at Angels - 5/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (16-16) at Los Angeles Angels (13-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
M Leake (0-3) (6.03) vs. H Santiago (2-1) (3.58)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / St. Louis Cardinals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Tuesday at Angel Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Cardinals have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 3.92 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 40 hits, Matt Carpenter has 19 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has five home runs. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he’s 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Leake’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Angels have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.83 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 37 hits, Mike Trout has 23 RBI and Albert Pujols has six home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Santiago’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 1-5 in their last 6 games following an off day. The Angels are 11-4 in their last 15 games following an off day and 11-1 in Santiagos last 12 starts. The over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
The Angels have really shined when playing off an off day, and Santiago has been nothing but money recently with wins in 11 of his last 12 starts. The Cards are also struggling with consistency overall this season so far. The Angels at home is the pick here.