Loss of momentum and key players are the focal points for the MLB Tip in the Cardinals and Angels series that is set to start on May 10th. Both teams are performing under expectations with LAA getting awful news regarding their starting itching. Even in the face of all of this, Angels are the favorite for wagering ML action at -120. Did our linesmaker get it correct in this instance? Read on at HRWager to see where we should strike in this 10PM EST start.
MLB Tip : Laundry List of Injuries for Angels
Tommy John and his operation is needed by the Angels’ ace. Garrett Richards is gone for the season and with him, most of the remaining pitching staff. Heaney and Wilson are also out. Bullpen is also effected by Huston Street being hurt. All of this and it is only part of the reason for a 13-18 start. Their offense lacks their traditional prowess. Tampa Bay saw the going 2 for 20 in RISP. Five runs for an entire series against the Rays is the epitome of how their season is going right now.
Can the Cardinals Do Any Better in LAA?
Mike Leake has been a free agent bust so far for St. Louis. 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA has seen him allow a recent rash of home runs. True the Angels lack of punch helps him but do we want to go to war with him starting this game? Cardinals are near the top of home runs hit. Stephen Piscotty has also been on a tear recently. Total of 8 runs has been steady so far and is the key to wagering profit in this one.
Can not imagine many situations where St. Louis is held off the board much. So it becomes whether the Angels can keep pace offensively. We do not think they can. So the totals are out of the equation. St. Louis is a ML dog and is fine for investing just in that. For those that want to whomp the sportsbooks, the alternative line of -1 1/2 on ST. Louis would be very juicy to try. Good fortune in this MLB tip and we will see you on Wednesday here at the HRW.