Scheduled for May 17, 2024, the Boston Red Sox will go head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:15 PM at Busch Stadium, St. Louis. The forecast predicts light rain which might add an interesting twist to the gameplay. Starting pitcher Brayan Bello, with an impressive ERA of 3.126, will represent the Red Sox. The Cardinals will counter with Kyle Gibson, who holds an ERA of 3.673.

Looking at the standings in the 2024 AL East Division, the Red Sox are currently placed 9th with a balanced 22-22 record, reflecting a 0.50 winning percentage. They have struggled in division games, with only 1 win against 6 losses, ranking them 4th in their division. Recently, the Red Sox have won 4 out of their last 10 games and are currently on a two-game losing streak. The Red Sox have demonstrated a slightly better performance on the road (12-9) compared to their home record (10-13). In games played during the day, they have won 12, slightly better compared to their night games at 10 wins. They have amassed a total of 188 runs, conceding 159 to their opponents.

On the other side, in the 2024 NL Central Division, the Cardinals are situated 13th with an 18-25 record, which equates to a 0.42 winning percentage. They are 5th in their division with a 1-6 division record. Over their last 10 outings, they’ve secured only 3 victories and are riding a one-game losing streak. At home, their form dips with a 6-11 record, while their away record stands at 12-14. With a scoring total of 155 runs against 205 runs allowed, their defense will need to be on point against the offensive efforts of the Red Sox.

As for the betting odds, Boston Red Sox are listed with a point spread of 1.5 and an over/under of 8.0. The moneyline stands at -115 for the Red Sox on the road, indicating their slight favoritism in this contest, meanwhile, the Cardinals are not far behind with a moneyline of -104 at home. These odds suggest a closely contested match, reflecting the competitive spirit and stats of both teams.