Monday, June 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor May (4-4) vs. Michael Wacha (8-2)
The St. Louis Cardinals welcome the Minnesota Twins to Busch Stadium on Monday. The probable starters are Trevor May for the Twins and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +180 and St. Louis at -190. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Twins, with a 36-25 run line record, cover the spread 59% of the time. They also have a 32-28 over/under record. The Cardinals have a 22-38 over/under record and a 36-26 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 58% of the time.
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The Twins head into this matchup with a 33-28 record, including 13-16 on the road. Trevor May has a 4-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.16 and a 1.28 WHIP. The Twins are 6-5 over his 62.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 68 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Twins are 7-4 in his starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 185 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.62. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen while being struck out 123 times and walking 58 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.87 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.90.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .248, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .219 average away from home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .301, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .377. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.3 hits per game and Brian Dozier leads the team with 61.
With a 24-7 home record, St. Louis will hope to improve on their 41-21 overall mark. Michael Wacha has a record of 8-2 while sporting an earned run average of 2.45 on the year with a 1.08 WHIP. The Cardinals have a record of 10-2 over the 77 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 65 hits. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 5-6 when he starts. He is getting 5.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 157 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 1.93. Teams are hitting .229 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 171 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.16 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.65.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .278 average at Safeco Field. The Cardinals on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .393. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.92 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 73.
In terms of team defense, the Twins have a fielding percentage of .983 with 39 total errors, 649 assists and 1,627 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 37 errors, accumulating 612 assists and compiling 1,680 put outs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 32-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 36-25 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-38 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-26 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/15 CF Aaron Hicks Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
06/14/15 RF Torii Hunter Suspension "?" Monday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
St. Louis Cardinals
06/12/15 P Lance Lynn Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/8)
06/09/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (06/10)
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 15 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
04/04/15 LF Tommy Pham Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
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