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    The St. Louis Cardinals (1-1) host the Toronto Blue Jays (1-1) on Sunday at Busch Stadium, starting at 2:15 PM ET. The Cardinals are favored on the moneyline (-116), while the Blue Jays are -104 underdogs. The Blue Jays are favored against the spread (1.5) with +162 odds, despite being the moneyline underdog. Jordan Montgomery starts for St. Louis while Toronto will counter with Chris Bassitt.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Blue Jays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -116 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Blue Jays?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals ranked ninth-best in MLB action last season with 197 total home runs.
    • St. Louis’ .252 batting average was ninth-best in the majors.
    • Last season the Cardinals scored the fifth-most runs in baseball (772 total, 4.8 per game).
    • St. Louis’ hitters struck out 7.6 times per game, the fifth-lowest average in baseball.
    • The Cardinals averaged 1.2 homers per home game last season (98 total at home).
    • St. Louis averaged 3.0 extra-base hits per game while slugging .421 at home.
    • The club averaged 8.1 hits per game and batted .251 at home last season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt had 178 base hits and an OBP of .405 to go with a slugging percentage of .578 last season.
    • Nolan Arenado slashed .293/.361/.533 and finished with an OPS of .894.
    • Tommy Edman ended his last campaign with 153 hits, an OBP of .326, plus a slugging percentage of .400.
    • Willson Contreras slashed .243/.349/.466 and finished with an OPS of .815.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays hit 200 homers last season, which ranked seventh in the league.
    • Toronto led baseball with a .263 batting average.
    • The Blue Jays scored 775 runs last season, which ranked fourth in MLB.
    • Toronto showed patience at the plate last season, having the sixth-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.7) among MLB offenses.
    • In 81 games on the road last season, they hit 98 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • Toronto had a team slugging percentage of .428 in away games last season with 263 extra-base hits.
    • They averaged 9.5 base hits per game and had a .266 batting average on the road last season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had 175 hits and a batting average of .274 a season ago.
    • Bo Bichette slugged .468 while batting .290.
    • George Springer had 22 doubles, four triples, 25 home runs and 55 walks while batting .267 last season.
    • Alejandro Kirk had a .374 on-base percentage and batted .285.

    Cardinals vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

    Jordan Montgomery (STL) Pitcher Chris Bassitt (TOR)
    9 – 6 W/L 15 – 9
    178.1 IP 181.2
    3.48 ERA 3.42
    1.093 WHIP 1.145
    8.0 K/9 8.3
    1.8 BB/9 2.4

    Cardinals vs. Blue Jays Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Giovanny Gallegos: day-to-day (Back), Lars Nootbaar: day-to-day (Thumb)
    • Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed)
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