Los Angeles Angels vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 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 -120 / St. Louis Cardinals +100 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Midwes, FS-West
The St. Louis Cardinals visit the Los Angeles Angels to begin a weekday interleague series.
The St. Louis Cardinals are generally the team to beat in the National League Central but right now it’s the Cubs who are top dog with the Cardinals staring at 16-16. The Redbirds pitching let them down Sunday in a 10-5 loss to visiting Pittsburgh and the bats couldn’t keep up. Cards starter Michael Wacha gave up four runs on six hits over six frames to fall to 2-3 while Matthew Bowman was charged with four runs on three hits and a BB without recording an out. St. Louis banged out ten hits and walked five times with Jeremy Hazelbaker going deep while Brandon Moss and Yadier Molina each drove in a pair of runs. The St. Louis Cardinals hope Mike Leake can turn things around in his first career meeting with the Angels. In his last three outings, Leake has gone 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA with five homers hurting him.
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The Los Angeles Angels have hopes of contending in the American League West but they aren’t doing enough at the plate to right now and simply need to reach .500. The Angels are coming off getting swept out of their own park by Tampa Bay following a 3-1 defeat to the Rays on Sunday. LAA starter Nicholas Tropeano gave up all three runs on seven hits including a pair of homers through 5.1 frames while striking out ten. That was still too much for the LAA offense to overcome with their five hits and three base on balls that saw Albert Pujols drive in Kole Calhoun with the lone run. The Los Angeles Angels are hoping left hander Hector Santiago is sharper then he has been lately when he sees St. Louis for the first time. The past two times out Santiago has allowed seven runs in eleven frames.
The under is 18-7-2 in the Cardinals last 27 interleague games and the over is 10-4-2 in their last 16 on grass while going 10-4-2 in their last 16 overall. The Angels are 2-9 in their last 11 interleague games and the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 interleague games while the Angels are 11-1 in Santiago’s last 12 starts. The over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. I’m not a big fan of what I’ve seen from both squads…