The forecast for Wednesday's Cardinals vs. Angels interleague matchup calls for scattered clouds and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. First pitch from Angel Stadium of Anaheim is set for 9:07 PM ET.

St. Louis is the slight money line favorite, and they are looking to extend their three-game winning streak. The Cardinals are 18-24 this season, while the Angels are 15-28 overall. Griffin Canning is starting for the Angels, and he is facing off against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. The over/under line is currently 8.5 runs.


The Pick: Los Angeles Angels Moneyline +102

This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim at 9:07 ET on Wednesday, May 15th.


  • We have the Angels winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Angels to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

It was a close game in the most recent game of this Cardinals vs Angels series. St. Louis went into the matchup as -143 favorites and squeaked out a 7-6 win. The Cardinals had a two-run lead going into the 4th inning, but the Angels rallied and scored three runs in the 4th and added another two in the 5th. As for the Cardinals, they scored the game's go-ahead run in the 7th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Sonny Gray got the win for the Cardinals out of the bullpen, while Ryan Helsley got the save. Hunter Strickland took the loss for the Angels out of the bullpen.

At the plate, the Cardinals were led by Alec Burleson, who went 3/5 with a home run. He scored two runs and drove in two runs. Paul Goldschmidt and Brendan Donovan each had two hits and an RBI.

Cardinals Records & Stats

St. Louis is on a three-game winning streak, and they are 18-24 overall this season. The Cardinals are 1-6 against other teams in the NL Central, and they are seven games behind the Brewers for the division lead. At home, the Cardinals are just 6-11 this year.

As for their play on the road, the Cardinals have gone 12-13. St. Louis has won three straight games as the road favorite, and they are 5-3 in such games this year. The team's overall series record is 5-8, and they have lost four straight series overall. Their record in the last ten games is 3-7.

When the Cardinals win, they do so by an average of 2.4 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.7 runs per game. This season, they are 20-22 against the run line, including 12-13 on the road. As the favorite, they are just 8-14 against the run line, while they are 12-8 as the underdog.

The St. Louis Cardinals have had a combined run average of 8.4 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 18-23. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, they have gone over in 10 of 16 games, and their over streak is currently at two games.

St. Louis is sending right-hander Lance Lynn to the mound today as he faces the Angels on the road. Lynn has made eight starts this year and has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 3.79. His WHIP for the season is currently 1.41. Lynn's last outing came on May 10th, where he took the loss, giving up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. He has allowed at least one homer in each of his last three outings. Lynn has made one quality start this year. Per nine innings, he is averaging 8.48 strikeouts and 4.02 walks.

St. Louis will be looking for a big game from Nolan Arenado and Willson Contreras, as Arenado leads the team with 21 RBIs and Contreras is batting .280 with six homers, which is 8th best in the league. Arenado is also batting a solid .266 for the season. Both players have been swinging the bat well of late, with Arenado going 9/24 in his last seven games and Contreras is 9/24.

As a team, the Cardinals are averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is 29th in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in home runs, slugging percentage, and OPS. One thing they have done well is draw walks, and they are 8th in the league in that category.

Angels Records & Stats

With an overall record of 15-28, the Angels are eight games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. This season, they have yet to play a game against another AL West team. The Angels have dropped three straight games, and they are just 3-7 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Angels have really struggled this year, going 5-16. On the road, they are just above .500 at 10-12. So far, they have really struggled in day games, going 3-15 this season. As the underdog, the Angels are 14-24 this season and just 1-4 when favored.

When the Angels win, they win big, averaging a +4.1 run margin. But when they lose, they lose by an average of -3.7 runs per game. That's why their run line record as an underdog is 21-17. Overall, they're 21-22 vs. the run line, but they're 13-9 on the road and just 8-13 at home.

Despite the Angels' 11-6 O/U record when the line is set at 8.5, the over has hit in two straight games for the Halos. Their combined run average sits at 9.4, and the over/under line for today's game against the Cardinals is set at 8.5 runs. So far this season, 24 of the Angels' 42 games have gone over the total, and the average over/under line for their games is set at 9 runs.

Griffin Canning will be looking to build off his last outing, where he didn't give up a run. Against the Royals on May 10th, he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up just three hits and two walks. Canning finished with a no-decision in the outing. So far this season, he has made eight starts, and his record is 1-4 with an ERA of 5.75. The right-hander has a WHIP of 1.35 and has allowed a total of six home runs. Canning's only quality start came on May 10th.

So far this season, the Angels offense has been pretty average, as they are 17th in scoring (4.2 runs per game) and have the league's 9th ranked home run total. As a team, they are batting .242, which is 11th in the league. Mike Trout has been a bit of a disappointment so far, hitting just .220, but his 10 home runs are 4th in the league. Taylor Ward has been a nice surprise for the Angels, as he is batting .265 with a team-high 25 RBIs.

Jo Adell and Taylor Ward are both tied for 2nd on the team with seven homers, and Adell has gone deep three times in his last nine games. Kevin Pillar has also been swinging a hot bat for the Angels, going 12/24 in his last six games with three homers and 13 RBIs. Pillar is currently on a three-game hitting streak.