New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick – August 6

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball action on August 6. Seventeen games are up on the board throughout Saturday. One of these games will be between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. These two teams have been strong this season and will look for the win. This game will throw the first pitch at around 7:15 PM Eastern on Fox.

New York has earned a record of 70-37 throughout this season, which has them sitting in first place of the AL East. The Yankees have lost three games in a row and are 4-6 throughout their last 10 matchups. New York has a ten and a half game lead on the second place Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees will look for a big win on the road in this one.

The Cardinals have put up a record of 58-48 so far on the season, which has them tied for first place in the NL Central. St. Louis has won five games in a row and are 7-3 in the last 10 games. The Cardinals are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the division lead. St. Louis will look to remain hot at home on Saturday night.

These two teams have been solid on the season and will look for a win in this one. The Yankees have struggled a bit as of late, but have been great throughout the season. St. Louis has been hot as of late and will look to take the lead in the division. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
New York Yankees -1 ½ (+140) -115 Over 8 (-115)
St. Louis Cardinals +1 ½ (-165) -105 Under 8 (-105)
Team Data New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
Overall Record 70-37 58-48
Away/ Home Record 29-22 33-20
Batting Average .246 .252
Batting Average Away/ Home .255 .255
ERA 3.26 3.78
ERA Away/ Home 3.62 3.32

Betting Trends

New York Yankees

  • 1-3 in August
  • 12-5 when playing on Saturday
  • 5-6 in inter-league play
  • 48-25 in night games
  • 25-8 against left handed starters
  • 23-11 after a loss
  • 32-22 against team with a winning record

St. Louis Cardinals

  • 4-0 in August games
  • 13-5 when playing on a Saturday
  • 8-10 in inter-league games
  • 36-30 in night games
  • 45-39 against right handers
  • 31-27 after a win
  • 2-5 after three or more straight wins
  • 23-28 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up once this season on Friday night. Josh Donaldson had two RBI’s for the Yankees, but it was not enough for the win. Paul DeJong had a two RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to give St. Louis the lead. The Cardinals earned a 4-3 win at home to open up this three game set.

Offense

The Yankees have been strong at the plate throughout this season. New York has a .246 batting average, which is 13th in the league. The Yankees have earned an OBP of .331, which is 2nd in the MLB. New York has posted a .778 OPS, which is 2nd in the league as well. The Yankees have a BA of .250 against left handers.

St. Louis has been strong hitting the ball as well on the season. The Cardinals have a batting average of .252, which is 7th in the MLB. St. Louis has put up a .322 on base percentage, which is 6th in the league. The Cardinals have earned an OPS of .732, which is 9th in the MLB. St. Louis has hit .248 against righties this season.

Both teams have been solid with the bats in their hands this season and will look for a fast start. The Cardinals earned five hits and four runs in Friday’s win. New York had ten hits and three runs in the loss. The Yankees will look to hit better with runners on. If either team can get the bats going early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

I expect Domingo German to get the start at pitcher for New York in this one. German has started in 3 games this season, going 1-1 in those outings. He has posted an ERA of 6.39 and a 1.82 WHIP in those games. German’s last start was against the Seattle Mariners. He gave up six hits and two runs through five innings in the win.

Jordan Montgomery will likely get the nod on the mound for the Cardinals on Saturday night. Montgomery has earned a record of 3-3 throughout his 21 starts. He has put up a 3.69 ERA and a WHIP of 1.10 in those matchups. Montgomery pitched four innings in his last start against the Kansas City Royals. He gave up four hits and four runs in the no decision.

Montgomery has been the better pitcher this season, but German has only had three starts so far. The Yankees have the edge in the bullpen in this one. New York’s relievers have a 2.93 ERA, which is 2nd in the league. The Cardinals bullpen has a combined ERA of 3.57, which is 11th in the MLB. Both teams will look for pitching to step up in this one.

Pick Overview

The Yankees have struggled a bit in their last stretch of games, but will look to step up on Saturday. New York has been better at the plate and will look for German to pick up his play. I think the Yankees will switch some things up early. If New York can come out fast, I like their chances to earn the win on the road.

Bovada has the Yankees listed as a -115 against the money line in this one. This implies that New York will win this game around 53.5 percent of the time. I think that this line could be bigger with the Yankees being the better team this season. As slight favorites, I like the value on New York to bounce back with a win.

The Bet
New York Yankees
-115
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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