New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Preview and Odds - 08/07/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 2:15 pm ET, Sunday, August 7, 2022
Venue:  Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Where to Watch:  BSMW

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Yankees -125, Cardinals +105; Over/Under:  8 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Yankees -125, Cardinals +105; Over/Under:  8 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Yankees -125, Cardinals +105; Over/Under:  8 runs
 

Season Record

New York Yankees:  70-37 (1st place, AL East)
St Louis Cardinals:  58-48 (2nd place, NL Central)
 
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Recent Form
New York Yankees:  4-6 last 10
St Louis Cardinals:  7-3 last 10
 
 
 

New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals Preview and Analysis

 
The Yankees enter this game on a 3 game losing streak. They lost their last series against the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 70-37 record overall and have a road record of 29-22. This is the series finale of a 3-game series with the Cardinals on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 2nd in the MLB with a .778 OPS. Domingo Germán is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Frankie Montas is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 4-9 with a 3.18 ERA this season. His team won their last 2 straight games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 1 HR, and 3 BB with 4 Ks on 7 hits through 5 IP against the Houston Astros. 
 
The Cardinals enter this game on a 5 game winning streak. They won their last series against the Chicago Cubs 3-0 completing the sweep in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 58-48 record overall and have a home record of 33-20. This is the 3rd game of a 3-game series with the Yankees on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 9th in the MLB with a .732 OPS. Jordan Montgomery is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Adam Wainwright is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 8-8 with a 3.11 ERA this season. His team won their last 2 straight games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 0 ER, 0 HRs, and 0 BB with 4 Ks on 6 hits through 7 IP against the Chicago Cubs. 

 

Yankees vs Cardinals Prediction

The current betting odds have the Cardinals listed as a slight underdog in this game. The Cardinals have been playing very well recently and are one of the hottest teams in the MLB right now with all the wins they have been piling up. They already took the series opener against the Yankees with some late runs but the Yankees bullpen has not been very good over the last few weeks and they have blown leads late in their recent games. The Cardinals offense is heating up as well as they are scoring a lot of runs in their games and their pitching has also been great as they are not allowing many runs. The Yankees have fallen into a slump recently as they have been losing a lot of games over the last few weeks and their offense has not been great with some missing pieces in the lineup. Their starters have been falling apart as well as the bullpen and they have a lot of problems right now. Montas is starting here making his Yankees debut but he has dealt with injury all season and may need some time to adjust to this new environment and new team which is very different from his old team in the A's. Wainwright is pitching for the Cardinals and he has also been lights out in his recent starts, he will make it tough on the Yankees to score here as they are already struggling on offense. The Cardinals are the hotter team right now while the Yankees are slumping a bit. The best way to place a bet here is on the Cardinals to win this game.
 
Yankees Cardinals Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Sunday, August 7, 2022 (2:15 pm ET start time) is Cardinals 3 Yankees 1.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
New York Yankees: 172-114 (-17.4 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 199-138 (-10 Units) ML in all games. 27-21 UNDER in an inter-league game.
St Louis Cardinals: 179-151 (+22 Units) ML in all games. 33-20 (+7.6 Units) ML in home games. 19-9 UNDER this season in the second half of the season.
 

Key Injuries

 
New York Yankees:  A. Rizzo (1B) Ques Sat - Back. H. Bader (CF) Mid Aug - Foot. G. Stanton (DH) Mid Aug - Achilles.
St Louis Cardinals:  S. Matz (SP) out for season - Knee. J. Flaherty (SP) Mid Aug - Shoulder. J. Yepez (LF) Mid Aug - Forearm.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"It's not easy for us right now. We had a lot of hits. I thought we hit the ball really well. They made some really good plays. I thought we had a lot of quality at-bats up and down, but we couldn't get that back breaker to put it away." - Aaron Boone after his team’s loss against the Cardinals on Friday.
 
 
"Hats off to Nolan and T.O. to get on base to give me the opportunity. Earlier in the year, I might have dreaded an opportunity like that, but now I'm thankful for an opportunity like that." - Paul DeJong after their win against the Yankees on Friday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
New York Yankees
DJ LeMahieu (R) 1B
Aaron Judge (R) RF
Matt Carpenter (L) DH
Gleyber Torres (R) 2B
Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
Andrew Benintendi (L) LF
Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R) SS
Jose Trevino (R) C
Aaron Hicks (S) CF
 
St Louis Cardinals
Dylan Carlson (S) CF
Tommy Edman (S) 2B
Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Albert Pujols (R) DH
Tyler O'Neill (R) LF
Paul DeJong (R) SS
Yadier Molina (R) C
Lars Nootbaar (L) RF
 

Statistical Leaders

 
New York Yankees
Batting Average:  Rob Brantly (.333)
Hits:  Aaron Judge (117)
Home Runs:  Aaron Judge (43)
RBI:  Aaron Judge (93)
Stolen Bases:  Isiah Kiner-Falefa (15)
Wins:  Jameson Taillon (10)
Saves:  Clay Holmes (17)
ERA:  David McKay (0.00)
 
St Louis Cardinals
Batting Average:  Paul Goldschmidt (.330)
Hits:  Paul Goldschmidt (125)
Home Runs:  Paul Goldschmidt (26)
RBI:  Paul Goldschmidt (82)
Stolen Bases:  Tommy Edman (22)
Wins:  Adam Wainwright (8)
Saves:  Giovanny Gallegos (10)
ERA:  James Naile (0.00)
 
Managers:
New York Yankees: Aaron Boone (5th season)
St Louis Cardinals: Oliver Marmol (1st season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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