Angels vs. Cardinals - 5/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (18-16) at Los Angeles Angels (13-20)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
C Martinez (4-2) (2.61) vs. Jered Weaver (3-1) (4.72)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +120 / St. Louis Cardinals -130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals look to sweep the Los Angeles Angels Thursday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four straight games. The St. Louis Cardinals have been tough to beat when the offense shows up, as they’re 18-6 this season when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 43 hits, Matt Carpenter has 22 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has five home runs. Adam Wainwright gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 6.30 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Wainwright’s second career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Angels have scored four runs in their last three games and two or less runs in five straight games. The Los Angeles Angels offense continues to underachieve, and they’ve lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 39 hits, Mike Trout has 23 RBI and Albert Pujols has six home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.72 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 38-18 in Wainwrights last 56 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 51-18 in Weavers last 69 home starts. The over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
The Angels are unbackable in their current form, as the lineup is producing nothing as of late. The Cards are starting to find their groove a bit and aren't the team you can play around with. I'll take the Cards to complete the sweep.