Rays Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 7, 2022

Written By Staff on June 6, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (31-23) and the St. Louis Cardinals (32-23) meet for the first of a three-game series on Tuesday at Tropicana Field, beginning at 7:10 PM ET. The Rays are coming off a 1-2 series loss to the White Sox, and the Cardinals enter the matchup after a 3-2 series win over the Cubs. Tampa Bay (-152 to win) has Jeffrey Springs starting things off, and St. Louis (+129) will send out Dakota Hudson.

The betting facts in the following article reflect odds as of June 7, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Rays vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Springs (TB) Pitcher Hudson (STL)
2 – 2 W/L 4 – 2
38.1 IP 51.2
1.88 ERA 2.96
0.861 WHIP 1.316
9.4 K/9 4.9
1.9 BB/9 4.2

Rays Probable Starter Jeffrey Springs

  • Springs gets the start for the Rays, his seventh of the season. He is 2-2 with a 1.88 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Thursday against the Texas Rangers, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • In 14 games this season, the 29-year-old has put up a 1.88 ERA and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .185 to his opponents.
  • Springs is trying to secure his second quality start of the season.
  • He will match up with a Cardinals offense that ranks fifth in MLB with 478 total hits (on a .254 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .399 (13th in MLB) with 55 total home runs (14th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 7, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Springs

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Yadier Molina 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Albert Pujols 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Harrison Bader 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Probable Starter Dakota Hudson

  • The Cardinals will hand the ball to Hudson (4-2) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the San Diego Padres.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 2.96 and 4.9 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .234 in 10 games this season.
  • He has four quality starts in 10 chances this season.
  • The Rays are batting .231 this season, 23rd in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .375 (21st in the league) with 52 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 7, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Hudson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Harold Ramirez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Manuel Margot 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have been the moneyline favorite 40 total times this season. They’ve gone 25-15 in those games.
  • Tampa Bay is 13-7 (winning 65% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -152 or shorter.
  • The Rays have an implied moneyline win probability of 60.3% in this game.
  • Tampa Bay has played in 54 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-27-2).
  • The Rays are 25-29-0 against the spread this season.
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 26 times this season and won 13, or 50%, of those games.
  • St. Louis is 1-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +129 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cardinals, based on the moneyline, is 43.7%.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 27 of their 55 games with a total this season.
  • The Cardinals are 31-24-0 against the spread in their 55 chances this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz a has .422 on-base percentage to lead the Rays, while batting .282 with four doubles, three home runs and 33 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Diaz ranks 33rd in batting average, third in on-base percentage, and 122nd in slugging.
  • Diaz enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. During his last nine games he is batting .346 with a double, 10 walks and two RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena’s 53 hits and .431 slugging percentage are both team-highs. He has 12 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 12 walks while batting .262.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Arozarena ranks 64th in batting average, 110th in on-base percentage, and 63rd in slugging.
  • Manuel Margot has five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 walks while hitting .303.
  • Harold Ramirez is hitting .285 with six doubles, two home runs and six walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 202 .262 24 6 24 .309 .740
Yandy Díaz 149 .282 22 3 12 .422 .791
Kevin Kiermaier 146 .212 21 6 15 .248 .618
Manuel Margot 132 .303 13 3 23 .370 .794
Harold Ramirez 130 .285 17 2 16 .321 .698
Taylor Walls 126 .151 12 2 4 .252 .490
Ji-Man Choi 114 .263 14 4 25 .363 .810
Mike Zunino 112 .152 7 5 16 .200 .512
Brett Phillips 104 .183 12 4 10 .246 .583
Francisco Mejía 77 .234 10 2 13 .241 .618

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 70 hits and an OBP of .423, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .608.
  • Goldschmidt is fourth in batting average, second in on-base percentage and fifth in slugging percentage among all batters in the majors.
  • Nolan Arenado is slugging .495 while driving in 39 runs and batting .278 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Arenado is 39th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 21st in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Edman has 58 hits this season and has a slash line of .280/.361/.420.
  • Harrison Bader has five home runs, 18 RBI and a batting average of .271 this season.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 207 .280 44 5 23 .361 .781
Paul Goldschmidt 204 .343 39 12 47 .423 1.031
Nolan Arenado 198 .278 25 10 39 .347 .842
Harrison Bader 181 .271 30 5 18 .311 .703
Yadier Molina 120 .217 9 2 10 .230 .530
Juan Yepez 104 .269 15 4 11 .333 .775
Brendan Donovan 94 .319 15 1 15 .439 .886
Albert Pujols 87 .207 11 4 15 .327 .695
Andrew Knizner 83 .229 7 1 11 .319 .620
Edmundo Sosa 74 .216 10 0 4 .266 .536

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