Cardinals vs Nationals Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 31

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At Nationals Park on Sunday, the Washington Nationals (35-67) take on the St. Louis Cardinals (53-48), with first pitch at 1:35 PM ET. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Andre Pallante (3-4), matched up against the Nationals’ Josiah Gray (7-6).

Despite playing away from home the Cardinals are at -119 to win, compared to the Nationals at +101. The contest has an over/under set at 9.

Cardinals vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-119)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -119, Under: -103)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cardinals vs. Nationals

  • Game Day: Sunday, July 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Stadium: Nationals Park

Cardinals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Yadier Molina 10 Day Injury List Knee
Harrison Bader 10 Day Injury List Foot
Juan Yepez 10 Day Injury List Forearm
Steven Matz 15 Day Injury List Knee
Drew VerHagen 15 Day Injury List Hip
Jack Flaherty 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Álex Reyes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Nationals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Erick Fedde 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tyler Clippard 15 Day Injury List Groin
Reed Garrett 15 Day Injury List Bicep
Evan Lee 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tanner Rainey 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Stephen Strasburg 60 Day Injury List Ribs
Sean Doolittle 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Joe Ross 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Carter Kieboom 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Seth Romero 60 Day Injury List Calf
Jackson Tetreault 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Cardinals and Nationals

The Nationals defeated the Cardinals 7-6 yesterday, with Erasmo Ramirez getting the win (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) and Josh Bell leading the way offensively (going 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI). Genesis Cabrera (1.00 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Cardinals.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cardinals have won 32 out of the 51 games, or 62.7%, in which they’ve been favored. St. Louis has a record of 29-16 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -119 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 54.3% chance of a victory for the Cardinals. Games involving St. Louis have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 47 of 101 chances this season. The Cardinals are 53-48-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 95 .333 (2) .414 (2) .611 (3) 5.8% (11) 21.4% (89) 11.7% (24)
Nolan Arenado 93 .293 (26) .360 (27) .530 (12) 4.8% (26) 12.8% (13) 8.9% (75)
Tommy Edman 99 .254 (77) .319 (96) .367 (131) 1.6% (127) 18.2% (60) 8.2% (84)
Dylan Carlson 82 .254 (77) .323 (87) .412 (87) 1.8% (120) 18.8% (65) 7.7% (91)
Brendan Donovan 75 .280 (-) .394 (-) .375 (-) 0.7% (-) 18.6% (-) 12.9% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have won in 28, or 32.2%, of the 87 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Washington has been victorious 27 times in 83 chances when named as an underdog of at least +101 or worse on the moneyline. The Nationals have an implied victory probability of 49.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Washington’s games have gone over the total in 49 of their 102 opportunities. The Nationals are 44-58-0 against the spread in their 102 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Juan Soto 99 .246 (96) .404 (4) .479 (30) 4.7% (27) 14.3% (21) 20.3% (1)
Josh Bell 101 .308 (12) .391 (9) .501 (19) 3.3% (65) 13.8% (20) 11.5% (27)
Nelson Cruz 96 .231 (124) .316 (103) .347 (137) 2.1% (107) 22.4% (98) 10.3% (47)
César Hernández 101 .244 (102) .310 (110) .310 (148) 0.0% (151) 17.9% (57) 7.3% (96)
Keibert Ruiz 79 .248 (92) .309 (111) .341 (140) 0.9% (145) 10.7% (6) 6.9% (105)

Cardinals vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Cardinals to earn the win (-119 on the moneyline), while we project the scoring will go under the total (9 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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