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Baltimore Orioles at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

In the first game of a three game series, the Baltimore Orioles are on the road at the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. The Baltimore Orioles come into the game with a 29-15 record. The Orioles are in second place in the American League East. Baltimore is coming off a 6-3 win on Sunday over Seattle.

For St. Louis, they are 20-26 on the season. The Cardinals are battling with the Pirates and Reds for last place in the National League Central. The Cardinals are coming off a loss at home to the Red Sox on Sunday.

The St. Louis Cardinals are -115 in this game over the Baltimore Orioles. The total is 7.5.

Offensive Outlooks

The Baltimore Orioles are one of the best hitting teams in all of Major League Baseball. The Orioles are hitting .245 as a team, and scoring 5 runs per game. Baltimore leads all of the league in slugging, at .444 on the season. The Orioles are the top home run team in the league, with 66.

Individually  Gunnar Henderson has been the main man with the power. He has a team high 14 homeruns this season. Adley Rutschman is second with nine, while Anthony Santander and Jake Westburg have 7 on the season.

St. Louis has been one of the disappointing teams in Major League Baseball. It starts with its offense. The Cardinals are hitting .233 as a team and are 25th in runs scored, with 3.8 per game. They have hit just 37 home runs, which is in the top 5 of all of Major League Baseball.

The top offensive threats have been Alec Burelson, with his .283 average, Nolan Arenado, hitting .275 and Nolan Gorman, who has 7 homeruns on the season. The Cardinals are without Willson Contreras, who still leads the team with 11 doubles on the season.

Pitching Matchup 

Sonny Gray gets the nod for St. Louis. After a quick start, Gray has struggled in his last two starts. The righthander is 5-2 on the season with a 3.05 earned run average. Gray has thrown 41.1 innings on the season, and struck out 53 batters, while walking just 8.

Dean Kremer is going to get the start for Baltimore in this game. He is making his 9th start of the season. Kremer has gone 26 innings, and struck out 47 batters on the season. He is coming off an outing against the Diamondbacks, where he allowed 4 hits and 6 runs over 5.2 innings.

Always Sonny in St. Louis

Sonny Gray has been pretty solid for the Cardinals. He will need to be to keep the Orioles offense down in this game. When push comes to shove, Gray throws well, and the Cardinals grab a win in this game.

Our final bet for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals -115 over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday! Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your MLB Betting!

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