Yankees Visit Cardinals
The New York Yankees have had some trouble picking up wins lately. They’ve been losers in three out of their last four, allowing a whopping 23 runs during those losses.
Is the 70-win team taking its foot off the gas a bit? The Yankees hope to get back on track against the St. Louis Cardinals when they visit them for a three-game weekend set.
The Cardinals are on a roll as they’ve won six out of their last seven games, including two shutouts against the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals along the way.
Which side is the best option for the MLB betting odds? Let’s dive in and take a closer look to the latest MLB news, stats, injury reports, and MLB odds for Yankees vs Cardinals. We’ve plenty of MLB picks & predictions.
Yankees Sending Out Cortes
Nestor Cortes will get the ball. Cortes has been reliable, posting a 9-3 record along an ERA of 2.53.
He’s been a huge reason for the Yankees’ success as New York has won five out of their last six games that Cortes has pitched. In the loss, he gave up just one earned run in seven innings.
Cortes has been good on the road, but a little worse compared to his home stats. With home-field advantage, Cortes is undefeated at 4-0 with a 2.06 ERA to match. On the road, he dips down to 5-3 but keeps a grip on his ERA at 2.98.
Hudson Gets Chance To Break Losing Streak
The St. Louis Cardinals are a sizable home dog because of the pitching matchup. They’re entrusting Dakota Hudson but he has been having a tough time leading the Cardinals to wins lately.
The team has lost the last four games that he’s pitched. However, it is worth noting that his team wasn’t helping him out much. They’ve scored a total of nine runs in those contests.
The good news is that the team has scored at least five runs in five straight games.
Hudson has proven to be better equipped at home with a 4-2 record and a 2.98 ERA (versus 5.26 on the road). His WHIP is especially better at home where it’s 1.15 compared to 1.58 on the road. If he stays out of trouble, this team can win.
Yankees vs Cardinals Head-to-Head
This will mark the first time that these teams have squared off this season.
Yankees vs Cardinals Game Information
- Game: Yankees (70-36) vs Cardinals (57-48)
- Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
- Day/Time: Friday Aug, 5, 8:15 p.m. ET
- Yankees vs Cardinals Live Stream: MLB.tv
Yankees vs Cardinals Betting Odds
|New York Yankees
N. Cortes -L
|-1½ +110||-152||8½ -110o||4½ -125o
|St. Louis Cardinals
D. Hudson -R
|+1½ -130||+137||8½ -110u||3½ -115o
Yankees vs Cardinals Prediction
Cortes and the Yankees are listed as the favorites in the sportsbook in this matchup of division leaders but there is some good value on the Cardinals.
The Yankees have dropped three of four and have been a below .500 team for the last month. They’re just 14-16 in their last 30 contests.
On paper, you’re still paying the price for the Yankees as a 70-win squad but they don’t deserve it right now – even with Cortes on the bump. If you’re eyeing the MLB odds, go with the Cardinals for your MLB picks.
“The odds and predictions in the article are based on time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.”