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Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Rafael Devers and Paul Goldschmidt face off in a showdown of top-10 power hitters when the Boston Red Sox (34-30) and St. Louis Cardinals (37-28) play on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. Devers has 16 homers (seventh in league) for the Red Sox, and Goldschmidt ranks seventh with 16 long balls for the Cardinals.

The Red Sox (-113 moneyline odds to win) take the field against the Cardinals (-107) in an expected close contest. The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Boston Red Sox looking to Michael Wacha (4-1), and Adam Wainwright (5-4) getting the nod for the St. Louis Cardinals. The game’s over/under is 9.5.

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Predictions

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Betting Odds

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Red Sox

  • Boston has a 5-1 record from the six games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Red Sox and their opponents combined to hit the over three times.
  • Boston is 5-5-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

Cardinals

  • In three games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, St. Louis has a record of 0-3.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Cardinals and their opponents have combined to hit the over six times.
  • St. Louis has five wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.
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Red Sox vs. Cardinals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Michael Wacha

  • When Wacha starts, the Red Sox are 8-2-0 against the spread.
  • The Red Sox have been favored on the moneyline in five of Wacha’s starts this season, and they went 3-2 in those games.
  • Wacha’s team has a 7-3 record in his starts this season.
  • Wacha has had 10 starts that bookmakers set a total for this season, and three of those matchups hit the over.

Projected starter: Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright’s team is 6-6-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • His team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.
  • Wainwright’s team is 8-4 when he starts this season.
  • In games Wainwright has started this season, the teams are 5-7-0 at hitting the over.

Red Sox Batting Leaders

  • Devers has launched a team-high 16 home runs.
  • In MLB play, Devers ranks seventh in home runs and 17th in RBI.
  • Xander Bogaerts has 19 doubles, six home runs and 23 walks while batting .332.
  • Bogaerts ranks 105th in home runs and 58th in RBI among MLB batters this season.
  • Bogaerts has hit safely in nine straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .342 with five doubles, two walks and five RBI.
  • J.D. Martinez paces the Red Sox with a team-high batting average of .351.
  • Martinez has hit safely in seven straight games. During his last 10 games he is hitting .342 with five doubles, three home runs, six walks and five RBI.
  • Alex Verdugo is hitting .246 with 14 doubles, four home runs and 14 walks.

Cardinals Batting Leaders

  • Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in home runs with 16, runs batted in with 56 and his batting average of .347 is also best on his team.
  • Goldschmidt ranks seventh in homers and third in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Goldschmidt enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .500 with two doubles, four home runs, three walks and nine RBI.
  • Tommy Edman has collected 70 hits this season and has an OBP of .360. He’s slugging .431 on the year.
  • Edman ranks 78th among hitters in MLB in home runs, and 102nd in RBI.
  • Edman has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .302 with a double, two home runs, five walks and three RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado has 62 hits this season and a slash line of .271/.342/.476.
  • Harrison Bader has collected 55 hits this season and has an OBP of .303. He’s slugging .371 on the year.
  • Bader has hit safely in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .188 with a triple and a walk.

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