Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson (4-4) vs. Michael Wacha (8-2)
The St. Louis Cardinals welcome the Minnesota Twins to Busch Stadium on Tuesday. The Twins send Kyle Gibson to the mound to face Michael Wacha of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +175 and St. Louis at -185. The over/under was set at 7. The Twins have a 32-29 over/under record and a 37-25 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Cardinals are 36-26 against the run line and have a 22-38 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Twins show up with a 34-28 record, including 14-16 on the road. Kyle Gibson has an earned run average of 3.24 and is 4-4 so far on the season while having a 1.24 WHIP. He's pitched 75 innings thus far while surrendering 70 hits over that time and when he starts, the Twins are 6-6. Against the over/under, the Twins are 5-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .253 against the Twins bullpen while walking 58 times and striking out 123 times. Minnesota is averaging 5.88 strikeouts per game while getting 9.53 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.95.
Minnesota is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .222 away from home. The Twins hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 24th in baseball. Brian Dozier leads the team in hits with 63 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.34 hits per game.
St. Louis is 24-7 at home while holding a 41-21 overall record on the season. Michael Wacha is starting this game 8-2 for the season with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.08. He's pitched 77 innings thus far while surrendering 65 hits over that time in which the Cardinals are 10-2. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 5-6 when he starts. The team is averaging 5.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.93 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .229 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 59 times and striking out 171 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.16 strikeouts per game while getting 8.2 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.65.
They are batting .262 as a team, which is good for 7th in the league and hitting .278 at home. The Cardinals hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 6th in baseball. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 73 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 8.92 hits a game.
Minnesota has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 39 errors with 658 assists and 1,654 put outs for the season. The Cardinals have committed 37 errors on the season with 612 assists and 1,680 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 32-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 37-25 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
06/15/15 RF Torii Hunter Suspension Served probable Monday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
06/14/15 CF Aaron Hicks Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
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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