Cardinals Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 29, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

Tommy Edman sits at 98 hits this season, and will look for his 100th when his St. Louis Cardinals (52-47) square off against the Washington Nationals (34-66) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET. St. Louis’ (-172 to win) Miles Mikolas and Washington’s (+146) Anibal Sanchez pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The insights in the following article reflect odds as of July 29, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Mikolas (STL) Pitcher Sánchez (WSH)
7 – 8 W/L 0 – 2
125.1 IP 10.0
2.87 ERA 6.30
0.989 WHIP 1.400
6.9 K/9 8.1
1.8 BB/9 3.6

Cardinals Probable Starter Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas (7-8) gets the starting nod for the Cardinals in his 21st start of the season. He’s put together a 2.87 ERA in 125 1/3 innings pitched, with 96 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing six earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • In 20 games this season, the 33-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.87, with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .213 against him.
  • Mikolas is trying to record his 14th quality start of the year in this matchup.
  • He will face off against a Nationals offense that ranks 12th in MLB with 826 total hits (on a .247 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .373 (26th in MLB) with 77 total home runs (29th in MLB).
  • The 33-year-old ranks 18th in ERA (2.87), 12th in WHIP (.989), and 54th in K/9 (6.9) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Mikolas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Josh Bell 28 .286 8 2 7 .364 .900
Juan Soto 13 .308 4 1 2 .308 1.000
Victor Robles 7 .714 5 0 3 .750 1.607
César Hernández 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Maikel Franco 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ehire Adrianza 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nelson Cruz 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Aníbal Sánchez

  • The Nationals’ Sanchez will make his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving up three earned runs.
  • He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 6.30, a 2.25 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.400.
  • The Cardinals rank seventh in MLB with a .252 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 10th in the league (.406) and 107 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Sánchez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Albert Pujols 28 .393 11 1 2 .414 .985
Corey Dickerson 10 .400 4 1 2 .400 1.300
Cory Spangenberg 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tommy Edman 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite 49 total times this season. They’ve finished 31-18 in those games.
  • St. Louis is 8-4 (winning 66.7% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -172 or shorter.
  • The Cardinals have an implied moneyline win probability of 63.2% in this contest.
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 99 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 46 of those games (46-49-4).
  • The Cardinals have collected a 52-47-0 record against the spread this season (covering 52.5% of the time).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have won 27 out of the 85 games, or 31.8%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Washington is 14-29 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +146 or more on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 40.7% chance to win.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 48 of their 100 games with a total this season.
  • The Nationals have an ATS record of 43-57-0 in 100 games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Edman is hitting .256 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 35 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Edman’s batting average ranks 75th, his on-base percentage ranks 93rd, and he is 130th in the league in slugging.
  • Dylan Carlson has 22 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 25 walks while hitting .259.
  • Among qualifiers, Carlson ranks 69th in batting average, 76th in on-base percentage, and 77th in slugging.
  • Carlson has safely hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .286 with three doubles, a home run and three RBI.
  • Brendan Donovan is batting .281 with 14 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 36 walks.
  • Albert Pujols has eight doubles, seven home runs and 17 walks while hitting .241.
  • Pujols enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .471 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and four RBI.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 383 .256 65 7 35 .322 .693
Dylan Carlson 282 .259 36 6 29 .329 .751
Brendan Donovan 231 .281 31 2 30 .396 .773
Tyler O’Neill 196 .230 28 5 33 .295 .642
Nolan Gorman 179 .229 28 10 23 .303 .733
Andrew Knizner 165 .206 12 1 17 .296 .557
Albert Pujols 162 .241 18 7 24 .323 .743
Corey Dickerson 127 .213 15 3 15 .268 .591
Edmundo Sosa 122 .189 17 0 8 .244 .514
Lars Nootbaar 101 .208 16 4 15 .296 .672

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto has 81 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .400.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Soto ranks 104th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks sixth, and he is 28th in slugging percentage.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in slugging percentage (.493) and total hits (110) this season.
  • Bell’s batting average ranks 13th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him ninth, and he is 22nd in slugging.
  • Nelson Cruz has collected 76 base hits, an OBP of .317 and a slugging percentage of .347 this season.
  • Cesar Hernandez has no home runs, but 21 RBI and a batting average of .243 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 391 .243 48 0 21 .306 .613
Josh Bell 361 .305 50 13 53 .389 .882
Maikel Franco 336 .235 28 8 38 .263 .614
Juan Soto 333 .243 58 20 45 .400 .880
Nelson Cruz 329 .231 40 8 50 .317 .664
Keibert Ruiz 282 .248 23 3 23 .311 .655
Lane Thomas 276 .232 34 9 34 .286 .674
Yadiel Hernandez 248 .270 24 7 35 .312 .731
Victor Robles 226 .239 31 3 24 .300 .619
Luis Garcia 182 .286 15 3 18 .294 .717

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