Toronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals: Predictions & Picks 3/30/2023

Toronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals: Predictions & Picks 3/30/2023

March 30, 2023

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On Thursday, March 30, 2023, the Toronto Blue Jays and the St. Louis Cardinals will kick off the 2023 Major League Baseball Season with an interleague matchup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blue Jays are favored to win with a -115 line, and the total is set at 7.5.


The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to build on their success from last season, where they made the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The team was in contention for the AL East title until late August, finishing with a record of 92-70, six games behind the New York Yankees. The Blue Jays had a strong offense, finishing fourth in runs scored (775) and seventh in home runs (200) while boasting the best batting average in baseball (.264).


The team’s success was largely due to MVP candidate Vladimir Guerrero, who battled through a knee injury during spring training but is healthy for the start of the 2023 season. Along with Guerrero, the Blue Jays have a solid core of players such as George Springer, Alejandro Kirk, Danny Janssen, and Brandon Belt.


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On the pitching side, Alek Manoah, who went 16-7 with a 2.24 ERA in 31 appearances last season, will be the opening-day starter. The Blue Jays’ bullpen is expected to be similar to last season, finishing 13th with a 3.77 ERA.


The St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Central last season, finishing with the fourth-best record in the National League. The team had a +135 run differential, fourth best in the league, and finished fifth in runs scored (772) and 10th in ERA (3.79).


Although the Cardinals will be without longtime catcher Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols, they still have a talented lineup led by Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. Willson Contreras, who spent seven seasons with the Chicago Cubs, will take over the catching duties this season.


Miles Mikolas, who went 12-13 with a 3.29 ERA in 32 starts last season, will be the opening-day starter for the Cardinals. The team’s bullpen, which finished with a 3.61 ERA last season, remains largely unchanged.


Toronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals Game Information


  • Date: 3/30/2023
  • Time: 03:10 PM ET
  • Location: Busch Stadium.
  • How to Watch Blue Jays vs Cardinals: TBS
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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