Yankees Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2022

Written By Staff on August 5, 2022

Two of the league’s best hitters square off when the New York Yankees (70-36) and the St. Louis Cardinals (57-48) play at 8:15 PM ET on Friday at Busch Stadium. Andrew Benintendi has a .305 batting average (10th in league) for the Yankees, while Paul Goldschmidt ranks first at .332 for the Cardinals. Nestor Cortes starts for New York (-159 to win) while St. Louis (+135) will counter with Dakota Hudson.

The insights in this article use the latest odds as of August 5, 2022 at 7:26 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cortes (NYY) Pitcher Hudson (STL)
9 – 3 W/L 6 – 6
106.2 IP 101.0
2.53 ERA 4.10
1.022 WHIP 1.356
9.4 K/9 4.8
2 BB/9 3.9

Yankees Probable Starter Nestor Cortes

  • The Yankees will send Nestor Cortes Jr. (9-3) out to make his 20th start of the season as he tries for his 10th victory. He is 9-3 with a 2.53 ERA and 111 strikeouts through 106 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty’s most recent appearance was on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 27-year-old has put up a 2.53 ERA and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 19 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .213 to his opponents.
  • Cortes heads into this game with eight quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will face a Cardinals offense that ranks sixth in the league with 488 runs while batting .252 as a squad. It has a collective .412 slugging percentage (ninth in MLB play) and has hit a total of 120 home runs (11th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 27-year-old’s 2.53 ERA ranks eighth, 1.022 WHIP ranks 12th, and 9.4 K/9 ranks 12th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 7:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Cortes

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Albert Pujols 1 1.000 1 1 1 1.000 5.000

Cardinals Probable Starter Dakota Hudson

  • The Cardinals’ Hudson (6-6) will make his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals, giving up two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 19 games this season with an ERA of 4.10 and 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .253.
  • In 19 starts this season, he’s earned six quality starts.
  • The Yankees are batting .245 this season, 13th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .447 (first in the league) with 185 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 7:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Hudson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Andrew Benintendi 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Anthony Rizzo 5 .400 2 1 1 .400 1.600
Josh Donaldson 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.500
DJ LeMahieu 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have compiled a 66-32 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 67.3% of those games).
  • New York has a 50-25 record (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -159 or shorter.
  • The Yankees have an implied moneyline win probability of 61.4% in this game.
  • New York has played in 106 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 54 times (54-48-4).
  • The Yankees have a 51-55-0 record against the spread this season (covering 48.1% of the time).
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 49 times this season and won 20, or 40.8%, of those games.
  • This season, St. Louis has won three of its 13 games, or 23.1%, when they’re the underdog by at least +135 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 42.6% chance of a victory for the Cardinals.
  • St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 48 of their 105 chances.
  • The Cardinals are 56-49-0 against the spread this season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Aaron Judge has a slugging percentage of .676 and has 115 hits, both team-best figures for the Yankees. He’s hitting .298 with 17 doubles, 43 home runs and 56 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Judge’s batting average ranks 19th, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is first in the league in slugging.
  • Anthony Rizzo is batting .224 with 16 doubles, a triple, 27 home runs and 48 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Rizzo ranks 130th in batting average, 49th in on-base percentage, and 16th in slugging.
  • DJ LeMahieu is hitting .289 with 16 doubles, 11 home runs and 57 walks. He has a .392 on-base percentage to pace the Yankees.
  • Benintendi has 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 47 walks while batting .305.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Aaron Judge 386 .298 89 43 93 .386 1.062
Andrew Benintendi 367 .305 42 3 41 .382 .761
DJ LeMahieu 356 .289 67 11 42 .392 .819
Anthony Rizzo 348 .224 64 27 66 .345 .854
Gleyber Torres 339 .254 47 16 46 .309 .769
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 327 .275 47 0 32 .317 .641
Josh Donaldson 305 .220 35 10 38 .301 .685
Aaron Hicks 278 .223 39 6 31 .344 .664
Jose Trevino 204 .265 29 10 34 .304 .765
Kyle Higashioka 147 .197 19 6 18 .248 .602

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Goldschmidt has 125 hits and an OBP of .413 to go with a slugging percentage of .614. All three of those stats are tops among St. Louis hitters this season.
  • Of all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Goldschmidt ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .293 with a .540 slugging percentage and 63 RBI this year.
  • Arenado’s batting average is 27th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 26th, and he is 10th in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman has 103 hits this season and has a slash line of .259/.324/.372.
  • Dylan Carlson has been key for St. Louis with 76 hits, an OBP of .315 plus a slugging percentage of .409.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 398 .259 69 7 37 .324 .696
Paul Goldschmidt 376 .332 72 26 82 .413 1.027
Nolan Arenado 365 .293 49 21 63 .363 .903
Dylan Carlson 308 .247 38 7 33 .315 .724
Brendan Donovan 239 .285 31 2 30 .397 .774
Tyler O’Neill 205 .234 30 6 36 .303 .669
Nolan Gorman 197 .239 33 12 26 .315 .772
Andrew Knizner 173 .214 14 1 17 .303 .569
Albert Pujols 169 .231 18 7 24 .314 .716
Yadier Molina 144 .208 10 2 10 .219 .504

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