Angels vs. Cardinals - 5/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (17-16) at Los Angeles Angels (13-19)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Garcia (2-2) (3.05) vs. M Shoemaker (1-4) (9.15)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +105 / St. Louis Cardinals -115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels meet late Wednesday night for game two.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The St. Louis Cardinals continue to prove they’re tough to beat when the offense shows up, as the Cards are 17-6 this season when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 41 hits, Matt Carpenter has 21 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has five home runs. Jaime Garcia gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.05 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Garcia’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels could use a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Angels have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.83 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 39 hits, Mike Trout has 23 RBI and Albert Pujols has six home runs. Matt Shoemaker takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 9.15 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Shoemaker’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series and 13-6 in Garcias last 19 starts. The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 2-9 in their last 11 interleague games. The over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
The Angels are in a slump right now and have simply been underachieving all season long. The Cards aren't exactly playing lights out but are an easier bet when they're scoring runs the way they are. The Angels need to show and prove before you start putting money on this team that disapoints.