Cardinals vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (1-1) are -117 favorites to take Game 3 of th series from the Toronto Blue Jays (1-1) Sunday at 2:15 PM ET. The teams enter the matchup with the series record tied, and the underdog Blue Jays are listed with -103 odds to win the rubber match and take the series victory.

Jordan Montgomery will get the ball for St. Louis while Toronto will counter with Chris Bassitt.

Cardinals vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -117
  • Blue Jays odds to win: -103
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Time: 2:15 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Blue Jays?

Cardinals and Blue Jays Betting Trends (2022)

The Cardinals were favored on the moneyline 99 total times last season. They went 65-34 in those games.

St. Louis had a record of 62-29 in games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -117 or shorter last year (68.1%).

The Blue Jays were underdogs in 29 games last season and won 13 (44.8%) of those contests.

Toronto had a record of 12-13, a 48% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by -103 or more by sportsbooks last season.

The Cardinals played in 164 games with a set over/under, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 78 times (78-80-6).

The Blue Jays and their opponents hit the over in 84 of their 162 games with a total last season.

Cardinals Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Cardinals scored the fifth-most runs in baseball (772 total, 4.8 per game).

St. Louis averaged 1.2 home runs per game to rank ninth in the majors with 197 total home runs last season.

The Cardinals had the ninth-best batting average in the majors (.252).

The team struck out 7.6 times per game, the fifth-fewest average in the majors.

The Cardinals pitching staff ranked last in MLB with a collective 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings last season.

St. Louis had the ninth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.79).

Blue Jays Stats & Insights (2022)

The Blue Jays were among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking fourth with 775 total runs last season.

Toronto ranked seventh in Major League Baseball with 200 home runs.

The Blue Jays led baseball with a .263 batting average.

Toronto ranked sixth in MLB in strikeouts per game at 7.7 whiffs per contest.

The Blue Jays had an 8.7 K/9 last season as a pitching staff, which ranked 12th in the majors.

Toronto pitchers had a combined ERA of 3.88 last year, which ranked 14th in MLB.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch (2022)

Montgomery starts for the first time this season for the Cardinals.

Paul Goldschmidt hit 35 home runs last season, drove in 115 runs and posted a .317 batting average.

Nolan Arenado hit .293 with an OBP of .361 and a slugging percentage of .533.

Tommy Edman finished last season with 13 home runs, 57 RBI and a batting average of .265.

Willson Contreras collected 101 hits, posted an OBP of .349 and a .466 SLG.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Blue Jays will send out Bassitt for his first start of the season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. accumulated 32 home runs and had 97 runs batted in last season.

Bo Bichette had a .290 batting average with 189 hits.

George Springer hit .267 last season with 22 doubles, four triples, 25 home runs and 55 walks.

Alejandro Kirk hit .285 with 19 doubles, 14 home runs and 65 walks.

Cardinals and Blue Jays Injuries

Cardinals: Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Giovanny Gallegos: day-to-day (Back), Lars Nootbaar: day-to-day (Thumb)

Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed)

Cardinals vs. Blue Jays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 7, Blue Jays 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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