Blue Jays Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 24, 2022

Written By Staff on May 24, 2022

Paul Goldschmidt rides a 15-game hitting streak into the St. Louis Cardinals’ (24-18) matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays (22-20) at 7:45 PM ET on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Kevin Gausman gets the starting nod for Toronto (-135 to win), and Jordan Hicks is St. Louis’ (+115) pick to start.

The betting facts in this article are based off odds valid as of May 24, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gausman (TOR) Pitcher Hicks (STL)
3 – 3 W/L 1 – 3
50.0 IP 25.2
2.52 ERA 4.21
1.040 WHIP 1.208
10.3 K/9 9.1
0.5 BB/9 5.3

Blue Jays Probable Starter Kevin Gausman

  • Gausman (3-3) gets the starting nod for the Blue Jays in his ninth start of the season. He has a 2.52 ERA in 50 innings pitched, with 57 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners, the righty went 5 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 31-year-old has a 2.52 ERA and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season.
  • Gausman has five quality starts under his belt this year.
  • The opposing Cardinals offense has the eighth-ranked slugging percentage (.403) and ranks 14th in MLB play with 41 home runs. It has a collective .256 batting average, and is second in MLB with 368 total hits and second in MLB action scoring 207 runs.
  • The 31-year-old’s 2.52 ERA ranks 15th, 1.040 WHIP ranks 19th, and 10.3 K/9 ranks 10th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 24, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Gausman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Corey Dickerson 25 .200 5 0 1 .259 .459
Albert Pujols 15 .267 4 0 1 .353 .620
Nolan Arenado 9 .222 2 1 1 .364 .920
Tommy Edman 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Paul Goldschmidt 4 .500 2 1 1 .667 1.917
Harrison Bader 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Edmundo Sosa 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew Knizner 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Probable Starter Jordan Hicks

  • The Cardinals’ Hicks (1-3) will make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed three hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched against the New York Mets on Wednesday.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with an ERA of 4.21 and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Hicks has not earned a quality start in six starts this season.
  • The Blue Jays rank 25th in MLB with 150 runs scored this season. They have a .230 batting average this campaign with 42 home runs (11th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 24, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Hicks

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 60% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (18-12).
  • Toronto is 12-6 (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Blue Jays a 57.4% chance to win.
  • Toronto has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 42 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 14 of those games (14-26-2).
  • The Blue Jays have collected a 17-25-0 record against the spread this season (covering 40.5% of the time).
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 20 times this season and won 10, or 50%, of those games.
  • St. Louis has a record of 3-5 when they’re set as an underdog of +115 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cardinals have a 46.5% chance to win.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 21 of their 42 games with a total this season.
  • The Cardinals are 24-18-0 against the spread this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • George Springer is leading the Blue Jays with 39 hits, while batting .273 with seven doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 12 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Springer ranks 47th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 49th and he is 21st in slugging.
  • Springer has safely hit in seven straight games. In his last 10 outings he is batting .206 with a triple, a home run, four walks and seven RBI.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a .349 on-base percentage to pace his team. He has four doubles, seven home runs and 19 walks while batting .257.
  • Guerrero’s batting average ranks 62nd among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 42nd, and he is 60th in the league in slugging.
  • Santiago Espinal has racked up an on-base percentage of .349, a team-high for the Blue Jays. He is batting .292 with 13 doubles, two home runs and 12 walks.
  • Espinal enters this game on a 16-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is batting .361 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
  • Bo Bichette has eight doubles, six home runs and nine walks while batting .237. He leads his team with a .387 slugging percentage.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 173 .237 19 6 21 .275 .662
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 148 .257 17 7 21 .349 .775
George Springer 143 .273 24 8 24 .344 .847
Matt Chapman 143 .189 15 6 17 .273 .630
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 138 .225 13 2 12 .273 .599
Santiago Espinal 137 .292 14 2 16 .349 .780
Raimel Tapia 122 .221 14 1 9 .250 .520
Alejandro Kirk 108 .259 8 1 7 .344 .668
Teoscar Hernández 74 .149 5 2 7 .212 .469
Bradley Zimmer 45 .133 4 1 1 .188 .455

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in OBP (.403), slugging percentage (.573) and total hits (53) this season.
  • Among all qualifying batters in the majors, Goldschmidt is fifth in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging percentage.
  • Nolan Arenado has collected 45 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .353.
  • Among all qualified hittersplayers, Arenado is 19th in batting average, 38th in on-base percentage and 12th in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .279 with a .435 slugging percentage and 21 RBI this year.
  • Harrison Bader is batting .246 with a .301 OBP and 15 RBI for St. Louis this season.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 157 .338 25 7 33 .403 .976
Tommy Edman 154 .279 32 4 21 .369 .804
Nolan Arenado 153 .294 20 9 32 .353 .909
Harrison Bader 134 .246 21 4 15 .301 .667
Corey Dickerson 78 .192 8 0 9 .247 .478
Juan Yepez 69 .304 13 4 7 .377 .899
Albert Pujols 66 .227 11 4 12 .329 .768
Andrew Knizner 64 .266 5 1 10 .356 .715
Edmundo Sosa 50 .240 9 0 3 .309 .569
Brendan Donovan 50 .340 11 1 8 .484 1.004

Blue Jays vs Cardinals Player Props

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