Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon Finnegan (1-0) vs. Lance Lynn (11-10)
The St. Louis Cardinals welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Reds send Brandon Finnegan to the mound to face Lance Lynn of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +180 and St. Louis at -190. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds, with a 78-70 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 75-68 over/under record. The Cardinals are 75-75 against the run line and have a 61-79 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Reds come into this game with a 63-86 record, and they are 29-46 away from home. Starting pitcher Brandon Finnegan holds a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.17 and a WHIP of 0.78. The Reds are 1-0 over his 7.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 3 hits over that time period. The Reds are also 0-1 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.83 and they've given up 454 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 440 times and walking 208 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.20.
Cincinnati is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .244 away from home. Ranked at 15th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .316 and they hold a .400 team slugging percentage. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Brandon Phillips leads the team with 161.
With a 94-56 overall record, St. Louis will come into this game 51-24 at home. With an earned run average of 3.28, Lance Lynn will come into this game holding a 11-10 record and a 1.39 WHIP. The Cardinals have a record of 15-13 over the 159.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 158 hits. The Cardinals are also 8-19 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.66 and they have given up 403 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 418 times and walking 166 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.90.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .259 at home. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .321 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game and Jason Heyward leads the team with 149.
The Reds have committed 81 errors and have combined for 1,523 assists and 4,014 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 89 errors, accumulating 1,499 assists and compiling 4,082 put outs.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 75-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 78-70 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 61-79 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-75 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/15 CF Billy Hamilton Shoulder out for season
09/22/15 CF Ryan LaMarre Hamstring out indefinitely
09/12/15 2B Kristopher Negron Shoulder out for season
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
09/21/15 C Yadier Molina Thumb expected to miss 7 to 10 days
09/12/15 C Cody Stanley Suspension expected to miss 80 games
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 60 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds
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