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Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/17/2024]

Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/17/2024]

MLB action continues on Friday at 8:15PM ET as the Boston Red Sox take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Kyle Gibson (2-2, 3.67 ERA) will start for the Cardinals, while the Red Sox are going with Brayan Bello (4-1, 3.13 ERA).

Dimers.com's comprehensive preview of Friday's Red Sox vs. Cardinals matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Red Sox vs. Cardinals Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Run Line

We have used advanced machine learning and data to simulate the outcome of Friday's MLB game between the Red Sox and Cardinals 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of MLB picks.

Our independent predictive analytics model gives the Cardinals a 51% chance of beating the Red Sox.

According to our model, the Cardinals (+1.5) have a 64% chance of covering the run line, while the over/under total of 8 runs has an equal 50-50 chance of hitting.

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Odds [5/17/2024]

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Red Sox Cardinals
Run Line -1.5 (+152) +1.5 (-180)
Moneyline -108 -108
Total o8 (-110) u8 (-104)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Red Sox vs. Cardinals Picks

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Red Sox vs. Cardinals Game Information

Friday's MLB matchup between the Cardinals and Red Sox at Busch Stadium is scheduled to begin at 8:15PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Red Sox vs. Cardinals includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

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We predict the Cardinals, with a 51% win probability, will likely beat the Red Sox on Friday.

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