Toronto Blue Jays VS St. Louis Cardinals Best Bets of the Weekend
After opening the 2023 MLB season with a back-and-forth highlight-filled matchup, the Toronto Blue Jays will do battle with the St. Louis Cardinals twice this weekend as both teams look to capture the edge in their season series. Both teams showcased their phenomenal offensive potential in their high-scoring first game and we could be in store for more high-octane action this weekend.
At Canadian Sports Betting, we provide a look ahead of the action as we take a deep dive into the upcoming games between the Blue Jays and Cardinals, providing you with expert betting analysis to make use of for this weekend’s action.
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Blue Jays VS Cardinals Game 2 & 3 Picks & Predictions
Bet the Underdog to Cover the Runline
While it was the Blue Jays who took the narrow win to kick off their season opener, it came down to the wire in a razor-thin finish. With both teams appearing to be on equal playing fields, look for the runline to be covered by whichever team opens as the underdog.
In Game 1 the Cardinals were able to cover the +1.5-runline as both teams went back and forth, laying out their offensive onslaught from start to finish. With the Cardinals currently slated as +1.5-run underdogs again for Game 2, back the Cardinals, or whichever team is slated as an underdog on Sunday’s tilt to cover the spread and win you some bread on this thrilling MLB action.
Hammer the Over on the Blue Jays VS Cardinals
There was no shortage of offence to be found from both sides in their opening clash as the Blue Jays and Cardinals went punch-for-punch to begin their 2023 campaign. With an impressive showing from both sides, while it may not finish within double-digits again, the Over is as safe a bet as they come when these teams square off.
Over their last eight head-to-head matchups, the Over has hit a staggering seven times. Bank on this high-scoring trend to continue into this weekend as both teams do their part in ensuring that their bats are active, lighting up the scoreboard in both games taking place this weekend.
Bet the Over on the Blue Jays VS Cardinals this weekend and watch your bankroll boom alongside the box score.
Best Blue Jays VS Cardinals Batter Prop Bets
Bo Bichette Over 1.5 Hits
Bo Bichette already appears to be in mid-season form after putting together a strong season debut against the Cardinals. Cracking four hits in six at bats in their season opener, back Bichette to once again reach Over 1.5 hits in both games played this weekend.
Proving himself to be one of the best in the league in terms of on-base percentage, look for the steady production of Bichette to continue against the Cardinals this weekend as he scores you a winning bet slip when you back him to reach the Over on his hit total.
Jordan Walker to Hit a Homerun
Making his presence felt with a beautiful hit during his first at-bat in the major leagues, look for the standout rookie, Jordan Walker to quickly establish himself as a name to watch by hitting his first career homerun this weekend.
Possessing definite homerun power, Walker is a fantastic betting option to keep an eye on when it comes to hitting the long ball. The highly touted prospect has already showcased his bomb-hitting power during Spring Training, so it may not be long before he cracks his first pitch out of the park as he embarks on what could be an incredibly successful MLB career.
Back Walker to send one into orbit, place a bet on him to hit a homerun against the Blue Jays this weekend.
Blue Jays VS Cardinals Probable Pitchers
Kevin Gausman (April 1st)
Getting his first start of the season, Kevin Gausman will look to keep the Blue Jays winning ways alive on Saturday afternoon when he takes the mound on Saturday. Coming off of an up-and-down season last year, Gausman will have his hands full trying to keep the Cardinals off the board.
The Blue Jays bullpen has been a major question mark heading into this season and the play of Gausman could prove pivotal to the Jays success this season.
Chris Bassitt (April 2nd)
Set to round out the Blue Jays VS Cardinals season series this weekend, Chris Bassitt is looking to set the tone with his new ball club this Sunday. After a brief stint with the New York Mets in 2022, Bassitt will look to return to All-Star form, beginning his tenure as a Blue Jay off on the right foot.
Bassitt could prove as an X-factor for the Blue Jays this season and will be positioned to ingratiate himself early on with his new team with a strong showing on Sunday afternoon.
Jack Flaherty (April 1st)
Entering into his seventh season as a pro, Jack Flaherty is still searching to replicate the outstanding play that had him in the running for a Cy Young not too long ago. Having dealt with multiple injuries in recent years, Flaherty is in desperate need of a fully-healthy season in which he can showcase his top-notch skill.
At his best, Flaherty is no joke on the mound, able to send batter packing each time they step to the plate. If he is able to play at 100% on Saturday afternoon, the Cardinals may gain a winning edge over the Blue Jays in their second game of the season.
Jordan Montgomery (April 2nd)
After being dealt to the Cardinals from the New York Yankees last season, big-bodied pitcher Jordan Montgomery is set to continue elevating his new team’s play, putting them back into the win column as a result.
Montgomery won six of nine games played for the Cardinals last season, helping bring them some much-needed momentum down the stretch of the season. Only growing more comfortable with his new situation, Montgomery could quickly become a featured player for the Cardinals this season.