Thursday, September 10, 2015
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia (8-4) vs. John Lamb (0-3)
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday at Great American Ball Park. The probable starters are Jaime Garcia for the Cardinals and John Lamb for the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -155 and Cincinnati at +145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals, with a 71-67 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 55-74 over/under record. The Reds have a 67-64 over/under record and a 70-66 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Cardinals come into this game with a 87-51 record, and they are 38-27 away from home. Jaime Garcia has a 8-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 1.89 and a 0.95 WHIP. He's pitched 100 innings thus far while surrendering 74 hits over that time and when he starts, the Cardinals are 10-5. The Cardinals are also 4-10 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.49 and they've given up 373 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen while being struck out 387 times and walking 150 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.04 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.81.
St. Louis is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .249 away from home. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .322 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 141.
With a 57-80 overall record, Cincinnati will come into this game 31-38 at home. John Lamb has a record of 0-3 while sporting an earned run average of 6.11 on the year with a 1.54 WHIP. He's pitched 28 innings thus far while surrendering 36 hits over that time in which the Reds are 0-5. The Reds are also 3-2 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 3.83 and they have given up 408 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .238 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 389 times and walking 184 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.20.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .257 at home. Ranked at 16th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .315 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game and Joey Votto leads the team with 148.
The Cardinals have committed 82 errors and have combined for 1,383 assists and 3,770 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 68 errors, accumulating 1,395 assists and compiling 3,699 put outs.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 55-74 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 71-67 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 67-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
09/09/15 2B Kolten Wong Calf "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati Reds
07/30/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/26)
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
09/09/15 LF Adam Duvall Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
09/09/15 2B Kristopher Negron Shoulder doubtful Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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