MLB Prop Bets: New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals – August 5, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals - August 5, 2022
2022-08-05 20:15:00 EDT

The New York Yankees (70-36) face the St. Louis Cardinals (57-48) at Busch Stadium on Friday at 8:15pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Nestor Cortes Jr. is the probable pitcher for the Yankees, while Dakota Hudson is the probable pitcher for the Cardinals. The Yankees are favored to win at -145, while the Cardinals are at +125. The total runs line is set at 8.5, with OVER at -106 and UNDER at -115.

  • The Yankees (+110) have a 51-55 Run Line record this season, while the Cardinals (-130) hold a record of 57-48.
  • The Yankees have a 54-49-3 O/U record this season (meaning 54 games have gone over the total runs line, 49 have gone under and three have resulted in a push). The Cardinals have a 49-53-3 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Yankees are averaging 5.3 runs per game this season (1st in the league). Comparatively, the Cardinals are averaging 4.6 (T6th).
  • In the field, the Yankees are allowing only 3.4 runs per game this season (3rd in the league), while the Cardinals are allowing an average of 3.9 runs (T6th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Yankees are at .245 (ranking 13th in the Major leagues), while the Cardinals are batting .252 (7th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Cardinals have hit 120 (11th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Yankees have managed 185 (1st).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Yankees have recorded 541 RBIs to rank 1st in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Cardinals have recorded 467 RBIs to rank 7th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Cardinals have an earned run average of 3.78 this season (9th in the Majors), while The Yankees have an ERA of 3.25 (3rd).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Yankees have recorded an impressive 972 this season, ranking 4th in the MLB. Contrastingly, the Cardinals rank 27th for total strikeouts, recording only 769.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .242 against the Cardinals this season (16th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Yankees’ opponents are at .219 (3rd).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Yankees 32-19-55 18-11-27 14-8-28 31-17-50 1-2-5 0-0-0 3-3-4
  • Cardinals 28-23-54 18-7-27 10-16-27 19-9-27 9-14-27 0-0-0 1-2-7

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Yankees 48-32-26 26-14-16 22-18-10 47-29-22 1-3-4 0-0-0 4-4-2
  • Cardinals 42-36-27 26-18-8 16-18-19 28-18-9 14-18-18 0-0-0 5-2-3


  • The NRFI is 54-52 in Yankees games this season. The Cardinals have a 50-55 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Yankees recorded a 9-3 victory over the Cardinals at Yankee Stadium when these teams last met on April 16, 2017. Greg Bird was unstoppable in that matchup, hitting a home run, a double and recording 2 RBIs. The Yankees have now won four straight against the Cardinals.

Robert Steele's Free Pick:

Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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