Cardinals Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 31, 2022

Written By Staff on July 31, 2022

Tommy Edman sits at 99 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when his St. Louis Cardinals (53-48) take on the Washington Nationals (35-67) on Sunday at 1:35 PM ET. St. Louis (-121 to win) has Andre Pallante starting, while Washington (+101) will counter with Josiah Gray.

The betting insights in what follows are based off odds valid as of July 31, 2022 at 1:27 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pallante (STL) Pitcher Gray (WSH)
3 – 4 W/L 7 – 6
74.0 IP 97.0
3.53 ERA 4.45
1.473 WHIP 1.278
6.2 K/9 10.4
3.2 BB/9 3.8

Cardinals Probable Starter Andre Pallante

  • Pallante (3-4) gets the starting nod for the Cardinals in his 10th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.53 ERA in 74 innings pitched, with 51 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 23-year-old has an ERA of 3.53, with 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings, in 27 games this season. Opponents are batting .285 against him.
  • Pallante has two quality starts this season.
  • The opposing Nationals offense has the 27th-ranked slugging percentage (.373) and ranks 29th in MLB play with 79 home runs. It has a collective .247 batting average, and is 12th in MLB with 842 total hits and 26th in MLB action scoring 393 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 1:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Josiah Gray

  • The Nationals will hand the ball to Gray (7-6) for his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched in 18 games this season with an ERA of 4.45 and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .226.
  • He has six quality starts in 19 chances this season.
  • The Cardinals have scored 466 runs this season, which ranks eighth in MLB. They are batting .252 for the campaign with 111 home runs, 12th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 1:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won 62.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (32-19).
  • St. Louis is 28-16 (winning 63.6% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -121 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Cardinals have an implied win probability of 54.8%.
  • St. Louis has played in 101 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 47 times (47-50-4).
  • The Cardinals have a 53-48-0 record against the spread this season (covering 52.5% of the time).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have been underdogs in 87 games this season and won 28 (32.2%) of those contests.
  • Washington is 27-56 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +101 or more on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 49.8% chance of a victory for the Nationals.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 102 games with a total this season.
  • The Nationals are 44-58-0 ATS in their 102 games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has 120 hits with a .414 on-base percentage and a .611 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Cardinals. He is hitting .333 with 28 doubles, 24 home runs and 48 walks.
  • Goldschmidt ranks second in batting average, second in on base percentage, and third in slugging among the qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Goldschmidt has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 outings he is batting .317 with five home runs, three walks and 13 RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 with 24 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 35 walks.
  • Arenado’s batting average ranks 26th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 27th, and he is 12th in the league in slugging.
  • Edman is hitting .254 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 35 walks.
  • Dylan Carlson has 22 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 25 walks while hitting .254.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 390 .254 66 7 35 .319 .686
Paul Goldschmidt 360 .333 69 24 78 .414 1.025
Nolan Arenado 351 .293 45 19 60 .360 .890
Dylan Carlson 291 .254 36 6 30 .323 .735
Brendan Donovan 232 .280 31 2 30 .394 .769
Tyler O’Neill 201 .234 29 5 33 .301 .654
Nolan Gorman 187 .235 29 11 25 .306 .750
Andrew Knizner 171 .216 14 1 17 .306 .575
Albert Pujols 166 .235 18 7 24 .316 .726
Corey Dickerson 129 .209 15 3 16 .262 .580

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto has 83 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .404.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Soto’s batting average is 96th, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 30th in slugging percentatge.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in slugging percentage (.501) and total hits (113) this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Bell is 12th in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and 19th in slugging percentage.
  • Nelson Cruz is batting .231 with a .347 slugging percentage and 52 RBI this year.
  • Cesar Hernandez is batting .244 with a .310 OBP and 21 RBI for Washington this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 397 .244 51 0 21 .310 .620
Josh Bell 367 .308 52 14 57 .391 .892
Maikel Franco 340 .232 28 8 38 .261 .608
Juan Soto 338 .246 60 20 45 .404 .883
Nelson Cruz 337 .231 41 8 52 .316 .663
Keibert Ruiz 290 .248 23 3 23 .309 .650
Lane Thomas 277 .231 34 9 34 .285 .671
Yadiel Hernandez 255 .271 24 7 36 .311 .727
Victor Robles 235 .234 32 4 25 .293 .616
Luis Garcia 189 .286 15 3 19 .292 .710

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