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Red Sox vs Cardinals Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 18

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Red Sox vs Cardinals Prediction, Odds, Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under for May 18

Odds updated as of 7:14 PM

MLB action on Saturday includes the Boston Red Sox playing the St. Louis Cardinals.

Before you do any MLB betting on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here's everything you need to know.

Red Sox vs Cardinals Game Info

  • Boston Red Sox (22-23) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (19-25)
  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 7:15 PM ET
  • Venue: Busch Stadium -- St. Louis, Missouri
  • Coverage: BSMW

Red Sox vs Cardinals Odds & Moneyline

  • All MLB odds, betting lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BOS: (-118) | STL: (-100)
  • Spread: BOS: -1.5 (+142) | STL: +1.5 (-172)
  • Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Red Sox vs Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers

Probable Pitchers: Kutter Crawford (Red Sox) - 2-2, 2.24 ERA vs Miles Mikolas (Cardinals) - 3-5, 6.19 ERA

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Red Sox will send Kutter Crawford (2-2) to the mound, while Miles Mikolas (3-5) will get the nod for the Cardinals. Crawford's team is 4-5-0 against the spread in his starts this season. Crawford's team has won 40% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (2-3). When Mikolas starts, the Cardinals have gone 3-6-0 against the spread. The Cardinals have a 3-2 record in Mikolas' five starts this season when they were the moneyline underdog.

Red Sox vs Cardinals Prediction & Pick

All MLB win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Red Sox win (53.9%)

Red Sox vs Cardinals Moneyline

  • Boston is the favorite, -118 on the moneyline, while St. Louis is a -100 underdog despite being at home.

Red Sox vs Cardinals Spread

  • The Red Sox are at the Cardinals and are favored by 1.5 runs on the spread. The Red Sox are +142 to cover the runline, with the Cardinals being -172.

Red Sox vs Cardinals Over/Under

  • The over/under for the Red Sox versus Cardinals contest on May 18 has been set at 8.5, with -114 odds on the over and -106 odds on the under.

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Red Sox vs Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox have won in 12, or 60%, of the 20 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Boston has a record of 11-3 when favored by -118 or more this year.
  • The Red Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 45 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In 45 games with a line this season, the Red Sox have a mark of 20-25-0 against the spread.
  • The Cardinals have won 40% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (8-12).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of -100 or longer, St. Louis has an 8-9 record (winning 47.1% of its games).
  • The Cardinals have combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times this season for a 19-23-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Cardinals have covered 45.5% of their games this season, going 20-24-0 ATS.

Red Sox Player Leaders

  • Jarren Duran leads Boston in slugging percentage (.443) thanks to 21 extra-base hits. He has a .273 batting average and an on-base percentage of .346.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, he is 44th in batting average, 42nd in on-base percentage, and 55th in slugging.
  • Duran has picked up at least one hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .389 with four doubles, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
  • Rafael Devers has 37 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .384. He's batting .285 and slugging .523.
  • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average places him 29th, his on-base percentage 17th, and his slugging percentage 14th.
  • Devers takes a seven-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is hitting .268 with three doubles, three home runs, three walks and six RBI.
  • Tyler O'Neill has 32 hits and is batting .254 this season.
  • Wilyer Abreu has four home runs, 15 RBI and a batting average of .264 this season.

Cardinals Player Leaders

  • Brendan Donovan has 11 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 16 walks while hitting .232. He's slugging .381 with an on-base percentage of .313.
  • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 109th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 98th and he is 105th in slugging.
  • Donovan hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with three doubles, four walks and an RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado's .375 slugging percentage paces his team. He has a batting average of .268 with an on-base percentage of .323.
  • He is currently 50th in batting average, 76th in on-base percentage and 111th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
  • Lars Nootbaar is hitting .209 with seven doubles, four home runs and 20 walks.
  • Alec Burleson has six doubles, five home runs and five walks while batting .286.

Red Sox vs Cardinals Head to Head

  • 5/14/2023: 9-1 STL (Favorite: Cardinals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 10, Favorite Moneyline: -120, Underdog Moneyline: +102)
  • 5/13/2023: 4-3 STL (Favorite: Red Sox, Spread: -1.5, Total: 10.5, Favorite Moneyline: -134, Underdog Moneyline: +116)
  • 5/12/2023: 8-6 STL (Favorite: Red Sox, Spread: -1.5, Total: 11, Favorite Moneyline: -112, Underdog Moneyline: -104)
  • 5/17/2024: 10-6 STL (Favorite: Cardinals, Spread: -1.5, Total: 8, Favorite Moneyline: -108, Underdog Moneyline: -108)
  • 6/19/2022: 6-4 BOS (Favorite: Red Sox, Spread: -1.5, Total: 9, Favorite Moneyline: -162, Underdog Moneyline: +136)
  • 6/18/2022: 11-2 STL (Favorite: Red Sox, Spread: -1.5, Total: 10, Favorite Moneyline: -122, Underdog Moneyline: +104)
  • 6/17/2022: 6-5 BOS (Favorite: Red Sox, Spread: -1.5, Total: 10.5, Favorite Moneyline: -118, Underdog Moneyline: -100)

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