Blue Jays vs. Cardinals Moneyline Pick 5/23/22

by | May 23, 2022 | mlb

Toronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals

Date: Monday, May 23rd, 07:45 ET

Location: Busch Stadium

TV: SNET

Money Line: Blue Jays +104 / Cardinals -114 (Get these lines BetOnline - Check out their live betting platform!)

Total Line: 8un -116

STARTING PITCHING

Toronto: José Berríos (3-2, 4.83)
St. Louis: Miles Mikolas (3-2, 1.68)

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

Matt Chapman 3B
Alejandro Kirk C
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 1B
Teoscar Hernández RF
Danny Jansen C
Santiago Espinal 2B
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
George Springer RF
Bo Bichette SS
José Berríos P

Cardinals Projected Lineup

Dylan Carlson CF
Brendan Donovan 2B
Yadier Molina C
Nolan Gorman 2B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Harrison Bader CF
Juan Yepez RF
Tommy Edman 2B
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Miles Mikolas P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Toronto Blue Jays: 22-19-0 SU / OU 14-26-1 / Run Line W/L 17-24-0
St. Louis Cardinals: 23-18-0 SU / OU 20-19-2 / Run Line W/L 23-18-0

The St. Louis Cardinals host the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, May 23rd at Busch Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:45 ET. The MLB Odds Board places St. Louis as the favorite (-110), with an OU line set at 8.0.

Recent Form

The Blue Jays will look to rebound from a close, 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati. Despite the loss, Toronto’s pitching staff gave up only 3 runs on 6 hits. Offensively, they finished with just 2 runs on 4 hits. This defeat came despite being favored at -250.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 30 of their games, winning at a rate of 60.0%. This matchup remained below the over-under line set at 8.5 runs. With this result, Toronto’s over-under record dropped even further, moving to just 14-26-1.

The Blue Jays are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 3-2 over their last 5 games. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +1. Toronto has put together this record, despite averaging just 2.2 runs per game, compared to their season average of 3.59. So far, Toronto has won over half of their 13 series played, going 8-4-1.

In their last game, the St. Louis Cardinals picked up a 14-run win over the Pirates by a score of 18-4. In the win, the pitching staff allowed just 4 runs on hits 8 hits. At the plate, the Cardinals scored 18 times on 20 hits. St. Louis picked up the win while being favored at -157.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 23 games, winning at a rate of 65.0%. The Cardinals and Pirates went over the run total line set at 8.5 runs. Overall, the team has gone over the betting line in over half of their games, going 20-19-2.

Across their last 5 contests, the Cardinals are above .500, going 3-2. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at 9. Overall, the Cardinals are averaging 4.88 runs per contest. But, over their last 5 outings, they have been scoring at a clip of 7.6 runs per contest. On the season, St. Louis has won more than half of their series, going 7-3-3.

Pitching Matchup

José Berríos gets the start for the Blue Jays, with an overall record of 3-2. To date, Berríos has an ERA of 4.83 while lasting an average of 5.12 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.286. Home runs have been an issue for Berríos, as he is allowing an average of 1.32 per 9 innings pitched. On the season, José Berríos has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 15.0% while averaging 3.5 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.85 walks per outing.

The St. Louis Cardinals will send Miles Mikolas to the mound with an overall record of 3-2. In his previous outings, Mikolas is lasting an average of 6.01, putting together an ERA of just 1.68. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.215 off the right-hander. So far, Mikolas has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.37 home runs per 9 innings. On the season, Miles Mikolas has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 19.0%, while averaging 4.5 K’s per game. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.68 walks per contest.

Toronto vs St. Louis History

Today’s game between Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals is their first matchup of the year. This will be the first time the two teams have played since 2017.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays at St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

Heading into Monday’s game between the Cardinals and Blue Jays, I recommend grabbing St. Louis on the moneyline. In Miles Mikolas’ 8 starts, the team is 5-3. However, in those outings, Mikolas allowed a total of just 4 runs. Look for the Cardinals to pick up game 1 of this interleague series with Toronto.

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