The Toronto Blue Jays meet the St. Louis Cardinals for Game 1 of their two-game series, as Week 8 of the 2022 MLB season opens the week with this interleague showdown from the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. These teams have not faced each other since 2017 when the Cardinals won two of the three games in St. Louis, so let’s see what’s the best Blue Jays vs. Cardinals betting pick for Monday evening.
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Blue Jays vs Cardinals Betting Pick
This game will be played at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri at 7:45 PM ET on Monday, May 23, 2022.
Why Bet The Cardinals:
✅ The St. Louis Cardinals enter this series as winners of three straight games. The Cardinals are 6-4 in their last 10. St. Louis has outscored opponents 28-11 in their last three games.
✅ The St. Louis Cardinals have been very good at home this season, going 10-8. The Toronto Blue Jays are 8-11 on the road. The Cardinals are 5-3 at home in May. The Blue Jays are 2-6 on the road in May.
✅ The St. Louis Cardinals Miles Mikolas has been fantastic this season. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 1.68 ERA in eight starts. Mikolas has yet to allow more than two earned runs in any of his eight starts, and has gone at least 5.0 innings in each of his last seven outings.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays (22-19) lost to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, 3-2. The Blue Jays are now 15-6 in their last 21 interleague games but are 1-4 in their last five interleague games on the road. Toronto is struggling to score runs this season, 25th overall at 3.67 runs per game. Vladimir Guerrero and George Springer are having outstanding seasons, both with seven home runs, but there is little support beyond the two.
José Berrios goes for the Blue Jays. He is 3-2 with a 4.83 ERA in eight starts. Berrios tossed seven shutout innings in his last start, but gave up 11 runs in 10.0 innings in his previous two starts combined.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals (23-18) crushed the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, 18-4. St. Louis has scored at least five runs in four straight games. The Cardinals are third in runs per game (5.00), thanks to an outstanding lineup that is second in batting average (.256) and sixth in OPS (.725).
Nolan Arenado is having an MVP campaign, hitting .282 with nine home runs and 32 RBI. Paul Goldschmidt has six homers and 29 RBI, hitting .342.