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New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Analysis

The Yankees and the Cardinals will square off at Busch Stadium for the first of a three-game set on Friday, August 5, 2022.

The Yankees currently lead the American League East with a record of 70-36. However, New York has struggled away from Yankee Stadium, highlighted by their 29-21 mark on the road. The Cardinals are currently leading the Central division with 57-48 and a home record of 32-20.

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Prediction

The Yankees send LHP Nestor Cortes to the hill against St. Louis’ sixth-ranked scoring offense on Friday night (4.65 RSPG), who’s having the best campaign of his five-year career sitting 9-3 with a 2.53 ERA across 19 starts this season (1.02 WHIP), despite posting a lackluster 2-2 record and 4.15 ERA in June (5 GS, 1.27 WHIP).

On the flip side, the Cardinals send RHP Dakota Hudson to the mound against New York’s top-ranked scoring offense tonight (5.35 RSPG), who’s having the worst campaign of his five-year career, considering he’s 6-6 with a 4.10 ERA in 19 appearances this season (1.36 WHIP), which is a pretty big step back from the 24-10 record and 3.14 ERA he posted across 69 career outings prior to this season (1.32 WHIP).

I’ll back New York to cover here, as Hudson has been incredibly inconsistent for St. Louis as of late, having surrendered four runs or more in four of his last eight starts for the Cardinals (5.95 ERA, 1.56 WHIP); setting the stage for an unfavorable matchup against the Yankees and Cortes, who’s 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA across his last five outings for New York (1.12 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Yankees 8, Cardinals 4
Best Bet: Yankees -1.5 (+110)

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East vs. NL Central
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Time-TV: 8:15 p.m. ET – MLB.tv

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Current Form

The Yankees won 3-1 against the Royals last Sunday, but lost 1-3 to the Mariners in their next game on Wednesday. New York didn’t allow the Royals any runs on Thursday in the first of four contests. New York cruised past the Kansas City on Friday by plating 11 runs in the second of a game of the series. The Cardinals have played excellent recently, highlighted by St. Louis posting back-to-back series victories over the Nationals and the Cubs squads, resulting in a solid 5-1 record across that window. The Cubs were unable to score a single run against the Cardinals on Tuesday, which was St. Louis’s best result in the last two series.

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Pitching Matchup

New York: Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA)

New York’s left-hander Nestor Cortes takes the mound for his 19th start of the season. Cortes looks to improve on a 9-3 record and 2.53 ERA in 106.2 innings, while striking out 111, walking 24 batters, and posting a 1.02 WHIP. Cortes grabbed the win in his last start, which came at home against the Royals on July 30. He threw five innings, allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in an eventual 8-2 Yankees win. In 10 road starts this season, Cortes has compiled a 5-3 record in 54.1 innings, while striking out 53, walking eight batters, and putting together a 2.98 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.

St. Louis: Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10 ERA)

St. Louis ace Dakota Hudson toes the rubber for his 19th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 6-6 mark and 4.10 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.36 WHIP to go along with 54 strikeouts and 44 walks in 101 innings of work. St. Louis’s 27-year-old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came on the road against the Washington Nationals July 30, 2022. He threw 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout in a 7-6 the Cardinals loss. In his nine home starts this season, Hudson is 4-2 with a 2.98 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, 16 walks and 28 strikeouts over 51.1 innings of work.

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Series History

New York went 3-0 overall in the 2017 head-to-head meetings.

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