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St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Yankees 8/5/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Yankees (70-36) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (56-48)
August 5, 2022 8:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +130 / New York Yankees -154; Over/Under: -8.5
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The New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals meet Friday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on their 4-game winning streak.

The New York Yankees have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Yankees have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 115 hits and 93 RBI, while DJ LeMahieu and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for 191 hits and 73 RBI. Nestor Cortes gets the ball, and he is 9-3 with a 2.53 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. This will be Cortes’ first career game against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 straight games. The Cardinals have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 122 hits and 81 RBI, while Nolan Arenado and Tommy Edman have combined for 205 hits and 96 RBI. Dakota Hudson gets the ball, and he is 6-6 with a 4.10 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. This will be Hudson’s first career game against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 19-7 in their last 26 Friday games and 63-30 in their last 93 overall. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The over is 19-6-1 in Yankees last 26 overall. The under is 20-8 in Cardinals last 28 overall. The Yankees are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

You can make a case for the St. Louis Cardinals with the way they’ve played this week and the fact Hudson has a 2.98 ERA and .238 allowed batting average at home. With that said, the Yankees are due for a bounce back performance, and they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt all year. Cortes has also been ridiculous this year, which includes just 8 runs allowed in his last 27.2 innings. The price is reasonable. Give me the Yankees.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
New York Yankees -154

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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