- The Red Sox are -140 home favorites over the Cardinals on Sunday
- Rookie Andre Pallante (2-1, 1.46) will start for St. Louis against Nick Pivetta (6-5, 3.50)
- The matchup and odds can be found below with a pick
The St. Louis Cardinals and host Boston Red Sox will play the rubber game of their three-game series at 1:35pm ET Sunday at Fenway Park.
The National League Central-leading Cardinals (38-29, 17-16 road) routed the Red Sox 11-2 on Saturday night after losing their previous two games. The Red Sox (35-31, 16-16 home) have lost two of their last three games.
Cardinals vs Red Sox Odds
|St. Louis Cardinals||+115||+1.5 (-165)||Over 9 (-115)|
|Boston Red Sox||-140||-1.5 (+140)||Under 9 (-105)|
Odds as of June 18th at BetMGM.
The Red Sox are -140 favorite for a 58.33% expected win probability. Both teams have similar World Series odds with the Cardinals listed at +3000 and the Red Sox at +4000.
There is a 30% of rain in the hours leading up to gametime with the weather forecast calling for a high temperature of 61 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and wind from northwest at 11-14 mph. The rain is supposed to stop at 1pm ET.
Rookie Andre Pallante (2-1, 1.46) is scheduled to pitch for the Cardinals against Nick Pivetta (6-5, 3.50). Pallante will starting on three days rest and Pivetta on four.
Pallante vs Pivetta
Pallante will be making his third career start and 21st appearance.
The rookie last pitched Wednesday in relief against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. He gave up two runs and two hits in 2.1 innings with one walk and one strikeout.
Andre Pallante notched his first MLB win! pic.twitter.com/EWJlLPnidB
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 30, 2022
Pallante has been outstanding in his two starts, going 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA. He will be facing the Red Sox for the first time in his fledgling career.
Since starting the season 0-4, Pivetta is 6-1 with a 1.83 ERA in his last eight starts.
Pivetta pitched eight strong innings to beat the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday at Fenway Park. He gave up one run on three hits while walking three and striking out two.
Nick Pivetta, Wicked Curveballs. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/PTWUAkFf4P
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 10, 2022
In four career starts against the Cardinals, Pivetta has a 1-1 record and a 4.63 ERA. He is 3-2 with a 3.09 ERA in six starts at home this season and 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA in six daytime starts.
St. Louis’ Nolan Arenado is 3 for 5 with a double against Pivetta but Harrison Bader is 0 for 5 with three strikeouts.
Cardinals vs Red Sox Betting Outlook
Arenado hit a two-run home run over the Green Monster to start the Cardinals on their way to an easy win over the Red Sox on Saturday night. He finished with three RBIs.
Nolan Gorman and Tyler O’Neill also homered for St. Louis. Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman each had two-run singles during the Cardinals’ six-run sixth inning. Goldschmidt’s NL MVP odds are just +400.
Well, things escalated quickly. pic.twitter.com/08ny8IOw2d
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 19, 2022
O’Neill and Bader had three hits apiece for the winners.
Xander Bogaerts had two of the Red Sox’s five hits.
The Cardinals snapped their five-game losing streak against the Red Sox that dates to 2017.
Cardinals vs Red Sox Last 10 Games
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
|6/17/22||Red Sox||Cardinals||STL, 11-2|
|6/16/22||Red Sox||Cardinals||BOS, 6-5|
|8/16/17||Red Sox||Cardinals||BOS, 5-4|
|8/15/17||Red Sox||Cardinals||BOS, 10-4|
|5/17/17||Cardinals||Red Sox||BOS, 5-4|
|5/16/17||Cardinals||Red Sox||BOS, 6-3|
|8/7/14||Cardinals||Red Sox||STL, 5-2|
|8/6/14||Cardinals||Red Sox||BOS, 2-1|
|8/5/14||Cardinals||Red Sox||STL, 3-2|
|6/22/08||Red Sox||Cardinals||BOS, 5-3|
Cardinals vs Red Sox Prediction
After nearly being losing his rotation spot earlier in the season, Pivetta has been lights out for more than a month. Let’s ride with him again in this matchup.
Pick: Red Sox -140 ML