Monday, July 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Raisel Iglesias (1-2) vs. Lance Lynn (7-5)
The Cincinnati Reds head to Busch Stadium on Monday to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Raisel Iglesias for the Reds and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +165 and St. Louis at -175. The over/under was set at 7. The Reds have a 48-42 over/under record and a 47-47 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Cardinals have a 37-56 over/under record and a 52-45 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Reds head into this matchup with a 43-52 record, including 18-30 on the road. Raisel Iglesias has an earned run average of 5.45 and is 1-2 so far on the season while having a 1.56 WHIP. He's pitched 34.2 innings thus far while surrendering 41 hits over that time and when he starts, the Reds are 2-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-2. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.12 and they've given up 272 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Reds bullpen while walking 130 times and striking out 262 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.28 strikeouts per game while getting 8.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.05.
Cincinnati is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. Ranked at 15th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .315 and they hold a .403 team slugging percentage. Todd Frazier leads the team in hits with 104 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.68 hits per game.
With a 36-12 home record, St. Louis will hope to improve on their 63-34 overall mark. Lance Lynn is starting this game 7-5 for the season with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 1.23. He's pitched 109.1 innings thus far while surrendering 100 hits over that time in which the Cardinals are 11-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-14. The team is averaging 2.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.34 and they have given up 263 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 105 times and striking out 264 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.09 strikeouts per game while getting 8.17 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.64.
They are batting .256 as a team, which is good for 8th in the league and hitting .262 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .323 and they hold a .390 team slugging percentage. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 108 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.75 hits a game.
The Reds have committed 51 errors and have combined for 988 assists and 2,573 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Cardinals have committed 55 errors on the season with 963 assists and 2,665 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 48-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 47-47 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 37-56 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/21/15 P Manny Parra Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/20)
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
St. Louis Cardinals
07/06/15 P Jaime Garcia Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/03/15 CF Jon Jay Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/26)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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