- Toronto are heavy favorites in the Cardinals vs Blue Jays odds on Tuesday night
- Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado are both out for St. Louis
- Read below for our breakdown of the Cardinals vs Blue Jays odds
The Toronto Blue Jays are the hottest baseball team on the planet after firing Charlie Montoyo, and it really makes you think how much of this season did the front office waste by having that guy at the front of this ball club (still makes me angry, and this is my personal opinion). Once again the opposing National League team in this interleague series being played in Toronto has some vaccination drama to deal with. Before it was the Phillies and JT Realmuto making comments, and this time it has turned to the best hitters on the Cards, in Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt.
First pitch for this MLB matchup is set for July 26th, 2022 at 7:07 PM EST at Rogers Centre, with Toronto pegged as home favorites in the Cardinals vs Blue Jays odds.
Let’s take a look at the Cardinals vs Blue Jays odds at PointsBet for Tuesday night as we pinpoint the best pick for this MLB matchup.
Cardinals vs Blue Jays Odds
|St. Louis Cardinals||+185||+1.5 (-110)||Over 9 (+105)|
|Toronto Blue Jays||-230||-1.5 (-110)||Under 9 (-125)|
Odds courtesy of PointsBet Ontario
Ontario online sports betting markets list the Blue Jays to win by two or more at -110 in the Cardinals vs Blue Jays odds. Toronto is 14-5 against the spread when Jose Berrios starts this year.
Goldschmidt, Arenado Out for Cardinals
The Blue Jays get a bit of a nice break as two of the big Cardinals bats, are not able to make the trip north of the border. Again restrictions also play a part in the roster construction of the Blue Jays, but always something to see when visiting teams who aren’t in the division visit the Rogers Centre.
The two biggest names yet not to make the trip to Toronto because they are not vaccinated against COVID-19: NL MVP candidates Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, who will miss the series this week against the Blue Jays, Cardinals president John Mozeliak told St. Louis media.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 24, 2022
Considering the Cardinals are 51-46 on the year. The reason Toronto are such heavy favorites in the Cardinals vs Blue Jays odds is that Arenado and Goldschmidt are unable to play.
Blue Jays Favored at Multiple Ontario Sports Betting Apps
The 54-43 Blue Jays head into this matchup 8-2 in their last ten games and have Jose Berrios heading to the mound (7-4 5.22 ERA 1.36 WHIP). While the 51-46 Cardinals head into this matchup 6-4 in their last 10 and 4 games below .500 on the road. The Cards will roll with Andre Pallante (3-4 3.34 ERA 1.46 WHIP) in what will be a tough matchup for the right-hander.
The Jays are 3rd in WOBA (.337) and have a team wRC+ of 115, which is 3rd best in baseball. For a team that has been largely underperforming for the most part of the season, they have been on an absolute heater as of late. The pitching staff is what has largely hurt this team, the staff has an 8.6 K/9 which is 15th in baseball, 17th in ERA at 3.97, and a FIP of 3.97.
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The Cardinals rank 11th in OPS (.725), 9th in average (.251), 8th in runs (445), and 14th in home runs (104). They have a wOBA of .318 which ranks 8th in the league and a wRC+ of 108 which is just over the league average. The Cardinals staff as a whole has a K/9 of 7.4, which is 28th in baseball, 10th in team ERA at 3.83, and a FIP of 4.17.
Cardinals vs Blue Jays Pick & Prediction
Ok, hear me out. The Jays broadcaster, Buck Martinez is calling his first game since beating cancer. Now I understand that the players on the field aren’t going to play for a guy in the booth, but this is a good luck thing for the Jays.
The hottest team in baseball is back, the Cardinals are without their two best players, and this is square but my play is the Toronto -1.5 at -110 in the Cardinals vs Blue Jays odds at PointsBet ON.
BetMGM Ontario lists the Jays at -115 to win by two, so bettors should be looking at PointsBet for the best line.
Best Bet: Blue Jays 1.5 (-110) at PointsBet