White Sox vs. Cardinals Wednesday Pick

Chicago White Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 5/2/2018 Prediction & Odds

After rallying in the ninth inning to take Game 1 of the two-game series, the St. Louis Cardinals will attempt to sweep the Chicago White Sox at 1:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Will today's game also be low-scoring?

Game Snapshot & Odds

929 Chicago White Sox (+220) at 930 St. Louis Cardinals (-260); 8.5 runs

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

1:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium

TV: CWS (WGN); STL (FSMW)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cardinals as a -260 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the White Sox on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

White Sox' Giolito earns first victory of 2018

Lucas Giolito earned his first victory of the 2018 season on Thursday, limiting the Royals to two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out two on the night. All of the damage against him came on one mighty swing of the bat from Jorge Soler in the fourth inning. Even with the strong start, the 23-year-old right-hander owns a troublesome 7.71 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season and a disastrous 11/21 K/BB ratio. He'll try to build off of this strong effort when he takes on the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday.

Cardinals' Martinez finishes off April with another brilliant performance

Carlos Martinez pitched six innings of one-run ball Thursday against the Mets. Martinez's ERA rose today, so you know he's off to a nice start. He's allowed one or no runs in five consecutive starts.

MLB Betting Trends

Chicago

Following their loss last night, the White Sox are now 2-5 in their last seven games versus the Cardinals.

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 5-0 in Martinez's last five home starts, are 5-0 in his last five starts overall, and are 4-1 in his last five interleague outings.

Prediction:

The White Sox continue to struggle offensively and the Cardinals, despite their firepower, couldn't muster anything against James Shields. If it's not Tommy Pham ripping the ball, the Cards just aren't generating much offense. Given Martinez is on the mound for the Redbirds and the White Sox can't hit, I'll take the under today.

 

The Pick: White Sox/Cardinals under 8.5

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