Guardians vs. Cardinals Betting Lines, Odds, & Player Matchups May 26, 2023

Media by Associated Press: Cleveland Guardians' Steve Kwan gestures at second base after hitting a double in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox

Nolan Gorman takes a 15-game hitting streak into the St. Louis Cardinals’ (23-29) matchup with the Cleveland Guardians (21-28). The Guardians are moneyline favorites (-125) in this matchup with the Cardinals (+106), which starts at 7:10 PM ET on Friday at Progressive Field. Tanner Bibee gets the starting nod for Cleveland, and Matthew Liberatore is St. Louis’ choice to start.

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Guardians to win vs Cardinals -125

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Guardians vs. Cardinals betting lines

  • Favorite: Guardians (-125)
  • Underdog: Cardinals (+106)
  • Over/under: 8

Guardians betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Guardians betting info

  • The Guardians are 13-16 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 44.8% of those games).
  • Cleveland has a record of 10-12 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -125 or shorter (45.5% winning percentage).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Guardians’ implied win probability is 55.6%.
  • Cleveland has played in 48 games with a set over/under, and have combined with its opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-29-1).
  • The Guardians are 20-28-0 ATS this season.

Guardians hitting info

  • Jose Ramirez paces the Guardians with a .266 batting average.
  • Ramirez ranks 91st in home runs and 61st in RBI among all batters in MLB play.
  • Steven Kwan is hitting .254 with 11 doubles, a triple, a home run and 27 walks.
  • Kwan ranks 304th in home runs among batters in MLB and 199th in RBI.
  • Josh Naylor paces the Guardians with seven home runs and 32 runs batted in.
  • Naylor takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .263 with a double, a home run and six RBI.
  • Josh Bell has 10 doubles, three home runs and 29 walks while hitting .226.

Guardians pitching rankings

  • The 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Guardians pitching staff ranks 29th in the majors.
  • Cleveland’s 3.87 team ERA ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.
  • Pitchers for the Guardians combine for the 11th-ranked WHIP in the majors (1.268).
  • The 23 total quality starts strung together by Cleveland’s pitching staff rank seventh in MLB.
  • Guardians pitchers combine to surrender the eighth-fewest home runs in baseball (50 total, one per game).
  • Cleveland struck out eight White Sox batters while allowing four hits in a 6-0 loss in its last game.

Cardinals betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Cardinals betting info

  • The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 23 times this season and won nine, or 39.1%, of those games.
  • St. Louis has entered 13 games this season as the underdog by +106 or more and is 5-8 in those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 48.5% chance of a victory for the Cardinals.
  • So far this season, St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 28 of its 52 games with a total.
  • In 52 games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 23-29-0 ATS.

Cardinals hitting info

  • Paul Goldschmidt has been key for St. Louis with 56 hits, an OBP of .401 plus a slugging percentage of .516.
  • Goldschmidt is 36th in homers and 61st in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Gorman leads St. Louis in batting average (.297), home runs (13) and runs batted in (40) this season.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Gorman ranks seventh in home runs and fifth in RBI.
  • Gorman takes a 15-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is batting .375 with three doubles, four home runs, six walks and 12 RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is slashing .264/.310/.437 this season for the Cardinals.
  • Tommy Edman has collected 44 hits this season and has an OBP of .328. He’s slugging .472 on the year.

Cardinals pitching rankings

  • The Cardinals average the 14th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.8) in the league this season.
  • St. Louis has pitched to a 4.34 ERA this season, which ranks 18th in baseball.
  • Cardinals pitchers have a 1.451 WHIP this season, fourth-worst in the majors.
  • St. Louis ranks 25th in quality starts this season with 11.
  • The Cardinals have allowed the 14th-fewest home runs this season with 56, or 1.1 per game.
  • St. Louis earned a 2-1 win in its most recent game, striking out eight Reds batters while allowing seven hits.
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