On May 5, 2024, at 2:15 PM, the Chicago White Sox are scheduled to challenge the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium under partly cloudy skies. Leading the charge on the pitcher’s mound for the White Sox will be Garrett Crochet, who holds an ERA of 5.971. Opposing him will be the Cardinals’ Matthew Liberatore, currently boasting an ERA of 2.755.

Currently, the White Sox are at the bottom of the AL Central Division with a record of 6-23, translating to a .21 win percentage. Their performance in divisional play ranks them fifth with 2 wins against 16 losses. Looking at their recent gameplay, the White Sox have 3 wins in their last 10 outings and are trying to rebound from a one-game losing streak. They show a home record of 5-10 and a more challenging road record of 1-13. Their day game performance stands at 2 wins, against 4 wins in night games, having scored 79 runs while conceding 157.

Conversely, the Cardinals hold the 10th position in the NL Central with a 13-15 record, reflecting a .46 winning percentage. They sit fourth in divisional rankings with no wins and 3 losses. The Cardinals have clinched 4 victories in their last 10 games and also carry a one-game losing streak. Their home and away game splits are relatively balanced at 5-7 and 8-8, respectively. With 4 day-game victories compared to 9 in night contests, they’ve scored a total of 100 runs and allowed 123.

Betting Odds Analysis: The St. Louis Cardinals are favored with a point spread of -1.5 and a money line of -159, reflecting their stronger performance and home-field advantage. The over/under for the game stands at 7.5, indicating a moderate scoring expectation. For those betting on the underdog, the Chicago White Sox stand at a money line of +133, offering a potentially rewarding payout for a risk-worthy challenge.