The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Angels are going to square off as a part of the 2013 MLB betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our July 4th baseball predictions for what should be a great game on Thursday.
Free MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, July 4th, 9:05 ET
Location: Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
Cardinals vs. Angels Live TV: MLB Network
St. Louis Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) -131
Los Angeles Angels (Joe Blanton) +121
The Angels had won seven games in a row prior to the second game of this series against the Cardinals, and when push came to shove, the Cards came up with the big time win on Wednesday night. No matter how well everyone is playing for the Halos though, it always seems to come back to Joe Blanton stinking up the joint. Blanton has guided his team to just a 3-13 record in his 16 starts this year, and he is one of the two pitchers in the game to cost bettors at least $1,000 in profits. Though RHP Blanton has allowed just five earned runs in his last three starts combined, we still don’t buy it. This is still a man with a 5.07 ERA, and he hasn’t had a season since 2009 with an ERA of anywhere near respectability. The Cards are throwing RHP Adam Wainwright in this one, and that generally means good things from their standpoint. Wainwright already has 11 wins on the season, and he hasn’t allowed more than four runs in a start since May 4th. Five of his last six starts have featured allowing two runs or fewer. If all of that keeps up in this one, St. Louis should take the cake to end the night on the Fourth of July, as it takes a step back towards the top of the NL Central and wins this series against LA.
Cardinals @ Angels Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -131
Cardinals @ Angels Score Prediction: Cardinals 5 – Angels 3