Cardinals Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 30, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

Nolan Gorman rides a two-game home run streak into the St. Louis Cardinals’ (53-47) matchup with the Washington Nationals (34-67) at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday at Nationals Park. St. Louis’ (-138 to win) Dakota Hudson and Washington’s (+118) Paolo Espino will take the mound first.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of July 30, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Hudson (STL) Pitcher Espino (WSH)
6 – 6 W/L 0 – 3
96.2 IP 62.0
4.10 ERA 3.48
1.355 WHIP 1.210
4.9 K/9 7
3.9 BB/9 1.7

Cardinals Probable Starter Dakota Hudson

  • Hudson gets the start for the Cardinals, his 19th of the season. He is 6-6 with a 4.10 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 96 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared on Thursday, July 14 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.10, with 4.9 strikeouts per nine innings, in 18 games this season. Opponents have a .254 batting average against him.
  • Hudson is trying to pick up his seventh quality start of the year.
  • He will face a Nationals team that is hitting .247 as a unit (11th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .372 (27th in MLB) with 77 total home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 30, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Hudson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Josh Bell 11 .545 6 0 2 .545 1.454
Victor Robles 8 .375 3 0 2 .375 .750
Maikel Franco 8 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
César Hernández 5 .200 1 0 1 .333 .533
Juan Soto 4 .250 1 0 1 .571 1.071

Nationals Probable Starter Paolo Espino

  • The Nationals will send Espino (0-3) to the mound for his ninth start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 3.48, a 4 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.210 in 28 games this season.
  • Espino has not earned a quality start in eight starts this season.
  • The Cardinals rank ninth in MLB with 460 runs scored this season. They have a .251 batting average this campaign with 109 home runs (14th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 30, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Espino

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Corey Dickerson 7 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Nolan Arenado 7 .429 3 1 3 .556 1.413
Austin Romine 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Tommy Edman 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Dylan Carlson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Paul Goldschmidt 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Lars Nootbaar 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brendan Donovan 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Edmundo Sosa 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won 32 of the 50 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (64%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -138 or shorter, St. Louis has a 23-13 record (winning 63.9% of its games).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Cardinals a 58% chance to win.
  • In the 100 games bookmakers have set an over/under for St. Louis, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 46 times (46-50-4).
  • The Cardinals have a 53-47-0 record against the spread this season (covering 53% of the time).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 86 times this season and won 27, or 31.4%, of those games.
  • Washington has entered 67 games this season as the underdog by +118 or more and is 20-47 in those contests.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 45.9% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 48 of their 101 games with a total.
  • The Nationals are 43-58-0 against the spread in their 101 chances this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has put up an on-base percentage of .415, a slugging percentage of .615, and has 119 hits, all club-highs for the Cardinals. He’s batting .334 with 28 doubles, 24 home runs and 48 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Goldschmidt ranks second in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks second and he is third in slugging.
  • Goldschmidt has safely hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .409 with five home runs, a walk and 11 RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 with 24 doubles, a triple, 18 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Arenado’s batting average ranks 27th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 29th, and he is 12th in the league in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .256 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 35 walks.
  • Dylan Carlson is batting .255 with 22 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 25 walks.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 386 .256 66 7 35 .322 .692
Paul Goldschmidt 356 .334 68 24 78 .415 1.030
Nolan Arenado 348 .293 43 18 59 .358 .881
Dylan Carlson 286 .255 36 6 30 .325 .741
Brendan Donovan 231 .281 31 2 30 .396 .773
Tyler O’Neill 199 .226 29 5 33 .295 .637
Nolan Gorman 183 .230 29 11 25 .302 .745
Andrew Knizner 169 .213 13 1 17 .300 .566
Albert Pujols 166 .235 18 7 24 .316 .726
Corey Dickerson 127 .213 15 3 15 .268 .591

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington with an OBP of .399 this season while batting .243 with 84 walks and 58 runs scored.
  • Of all qualified batters in the majors, Soto ranks 105th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and 31st in slugging percentage.
  • Josh Bell has 112 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .496, both of which rank first among Washington hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying players, Bell ranks 12th in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage and 21st in slugging percentage.
  • Nelson Cruz is batting .231 with a .345 slugging percentage and 50 RBI this year.
  • Cesar Hernandez has been key for Washington with 96 hits, an OBP of .306 plus a slugging percentage of .309.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 395 .243 49 0 21 .306 .615
Josh Bell 363 .309 51 13 54 .392 .888
Juan Soto 337 .243 58 20 45 .399 .877
Maikel Franco 336 .235 28 8 38 .263 .614
Nelson Cruz 333 .231 40 8 50 .316 .661
Keibert Ruiz 286 .248 23 3 23 .310 .653
Lane Thomas 276 .232 34 9 34 .286 .674
Yadiel Hernandez 252 .270 24 7 35 .311 .728
Victor Robles 230 .235 31 3 24 .295 .608
Luis Garcia 185 .286 15 3 19 .293 .715

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