Chicago White Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 3, 2024 8:15 PM

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May 3, 2024 6:32 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals, boasting a 14-17 overall record and 5-7 home record, are set to host the struggling Chicago White Sox, who own a 6-25 overall record and dismal 1-13 road record, at Busch Stadium on May 3, 2024, at 8:15 PM. With a pleasant forecast of 78 degrees and zero precipitation, the stage is set for a competitive matchup. Can the Cardinals capitalize on their home advantage against the struggling White Sox?
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Chicago White Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Probable Pitchers

The probable starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox in their upcoming matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals is Brad Keller, who boasts an impressive 0.00 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in his recent outings. With only 2 walks and 0 home runs allowed in his limited action, Keller looks poised to contain the Cardinals' offense in what promises to be an exciting interleague showdown.

The St. Louis Cardinals are likely to send Sonny Gray to the mound for their upcoming matchup against the Chicago White Sox, a pitcher who has been dominant thus far with a 1.16 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. With 32 strikeouts and only one loss on the season, Gray poses a formidable challenge for the White Sox's offense to overcome.

Chicago White Sox Analysis

As the Chicago White Sox prepare to face the St. Louis Cardinals, their struggling offense is a major concern. With a team batting average of .212, which ranks 29th in the league, the White Sox' inability to consistently get on base has hindered their scoring opportunities. Their 89 runs scored this season, which ranks 30th, is a reflection of their struggles at the plate. However, they do have some bright spots, such as Gavin Sheets' respectable .267 batting average and Eloy Jimenez's 3 home runs, which could provide a spark against the Cardinals. If the White Sox can find a way to overcome their sluggish offense, they may be able to capitalize on Brad Keller's probable start, but it won't be an easy task against a solid Cardinals team.

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

As the St. Louis Cardinals gear up to face the Chicago White Sox, their struggles at the plate are a major concern. With a batting average of just .220, the Cardinals' offense has been stagnant, ranking 26th in the league in hits and 28th in runs scored. Their pitching matchup against Sonny Gray may provide a slight advantage, but the Cardinals' inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities, evidenced by their 28th-ranked 109 runs scored, could prove costly. The Cardinals will need Masyn Winn to continue his strong batting average of .293 and Brendan Donovan to drive in runs, as he's done 16 times already this season. If the Cardinals can find a way to manufacture more runs, they may be able to overcome their offensive woes and come out on top against the White Sox.

Chicago White Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Injuries

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Packy Naughton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Steven Matz (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Matt Carpenter (DH): 10-Day-IL
  • Dylan Carlson (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Keynan Middleton (RP): 15-Day-IL

Chicago White Sox

  • Ryan Burrowes (SS): Out
  • Corey Knebel (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Robert Jr. (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • Max Stassi (C): 60-Day-IL
  • Joe Barlow (RP): Day-To-Day

Chicago White Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals are favored to win, with current odds of -275, remaining unchanged from the opening odds, while the Over/Under for total runs scored is set at 7.5. Bettors can expect a potentially low-scoring affair with the Cards likely coming out on top.

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Chicago White Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

"I'm predicting a thrilling 6-4 victory for the Cardinals, mainly because I don't think the White Sox can handle the Red Birds' flock of fans descending upon the South Side of Chicago like a swarm of hungry birds looking for scraps."

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MLB Player Prop Picks for White Sox vs Cardinals

Brad Keller (CWS) Under 3.5 Strikeouts Thrown -119
  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 56.7%
  • Bet Units: 1.3
  • Fair Odds: -131
  • Market Width: 32
Sonny Gray (STL) Under 5.5 Strikeouts Thrown +126
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 45.1%
  • Bet Units: 0.4
  • Fair Odds: +122
  • Market Width: 42
Nolan Arenado (3B) - STL Over 0.5 Singles -109
  • They're projected for 0.8 1B.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 67.7% (21-10) (impl -210)
  • • Last 25 68.0% (17-8) (impl -213)
  • • Last 20 65.0% (13-7) (impl -186)
  • • Last 15 66.7% (10-5) (impl -200)
  • • Last 10 60.0% (6-4) (impl -150)
  • • Last 5 60.0% (3-2) (impl -150)
  • • Last 3 66.7% (2-1) (impl -200)

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