Red Sox Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends


JD Martinez leads the Boston Red Sox (35-30) into a matchup with Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (37-29) on Saturday at 7:15 PM ET at Fenway Park. Martinez is batting .349, the second-best batting average in the league, while Goldschmidt is third at .344. Kutter Crawford gets the starting nod for Boston (-117 to win), and Dakota Hudson is St. Louis’ (+100) pick to start.

The insights in the article below use the latest odds as of June 18, 2022 at 5:24 AM ET.

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Red Sox vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Crawford (BOS) Pitcher Hudson (STL)
1 – 1 W / L 4 – 3
15.2 IP 65.2
5.74 ERA 3.29
1,787 th most common WHIP 1,249 th most common
12.1 K / 9 4.9
6.9 BB / 9 3.7

Red Sox Probable Starter Kutter Crawford

  • The Red Sox will look to Crawford (1-1) in his second start of the season.
  • His last appearance was on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, when the right-hander threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing only one hit.
  • He has a 5.74 ERA and 12.1 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .250 against him over his nine games this season.
  • He will face a Cardinals offense that ranks fourth in the league with 316 runs while batting .255 as a squad. It has a collective .401 slugging percentage (10th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 67 home runs (15th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 18, 2022 at 5:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of the game.

Cardinals Probable Starter Dakota Hudson

  • The Cardinals will send Hudson (4-3) to the mound for his 13th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up six earned runs and allowed nine hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.29 and 4.9 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting an average of .234 in 12 games this season.
  • In 12 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in five of them.
  • The Red Sox have scored 309 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They are batting .259 for the campaign with 62 home runs, 19th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 18, 2022 at 5:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of the game.

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox have won 62.2% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (23-14).
  • Boston is 21-14 (winning 60% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -117 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Red Sox’s implied win probability is 53.9%.
  • Boston has had an over / under set by bookmakers 65 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 25 of those games (25-36-4).
  • The Red Sox have collected a 36-29-0 record against the spread this season (covering 55.4% of the time).

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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been underdogs in 30 games this season and won 13 (43.3%) of those contests.
  • This season, St. Louis has won 10 of its 24 games, or 41.7%, when they’re the underdog by at least +100 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cardinals, based on the moneyline, is 50%.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 34 of their 66 games with a total this season.
  • The Cardinals are 36-30-0 against the spread in their 66 chances this season.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers has put up a team-high slugging percentage (.613) while leading the Red Sox in hits (87). He’s hitting .333 with 23 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 18 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Devers ranks fifth in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage, and seventh in slugging.
  • Xander Bogaerts is hitting .339 with 20 doubles, six home runs and 23 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Bogaerts’ batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 21st in the league in slugging.
  • Bogaerts brings a 10-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .421 with six doubles, two walks and five RBI.
  • Martinez is batting .349 with 23 doubles, eight home runs and 24 walks, and has racked up a team-high .418 on-base percentage.
  • Martinez takes an eight-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .308 with four doubles, three home runs, five walks and five RBI.
  • Alex Verdugo is hitting .241 with 14 doubles, four home runs and 14 walks.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 261 .333 53 16 42 .383 .996
Xander Bogaerts 236 .339 40 6 31 .402 .902
Alex Verdugo 232 .241 26 4 33 .283 .636
Trevor Story 224 .219 32 9 44 .302 .704
JD Martínez 215 .349 39 8 28 .418 .985
Jackie Bradley Jr. 182 .236 11 1 21 .284 .625
Christian Vázquez 166 .265 14 2 24 .311 .672
Bobby Dalbec 164 .201 21 5 16 .273 .614
Franchy Cordero 123 .220 21 3 18 .295 .669
Kevin Plawecki 64 .141 6 1 4 .243 .446

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 83 hits and an OBP of .426, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .631.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Goldschmidt ranks third in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is fifth in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .287 with a .434 slugging percentage and 27 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified players, Edman is 28th in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage and 62nd in slugging percentage.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .276 with a .491 slugging percentage and 42 RBI this year.
  • Harrison Bader has been key for St. Louis with 57 hits, an OBP of .306 plus a slugging percentage of .382.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 251 .287 53 7 27 .361 .795
Paul Goldschmidt 241 .344 47 16 56 .426 1,057 th most common
Nolan Arenado 232 .276 29 12 42 .349 .840
Harrison Bader 217 .263 33 5 20 .306 .688
Dylan Carlson 166 .259 19 4 15 .313 .723
Tyler O’Neill 157 .217 18 3 27 .270 .588
Brendan Donovan 133 .338 22 1 22 .447 .913
Juan Yepez 126 .270 17 5 13 .329 .766
Albert Pujols 105 .210 11 4 16 .317 .679
Andrew Knizner 104 .192 8 1 11 .282 .532

Red Sox vs Cardinals Player Props

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