Saturday, September 12, 2015
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn (11-9) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (8-10)
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at Great American Ball Park. The Cardinals send Lance Lynn to the mound to face Anthony DeSclafani of the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -125 and Cincinnati at +115. The over/under was set at 8. The Cardinals have a 56-74 over/under record and a 71-69 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Reds are 72-66 against the run line and have a 69-64 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Cardinals come into this game with a 88-52 record, and they are 38-28 away from home. Lance Lynn has a 11-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.12 and a 1.37 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 15-11 over his 150 innings pitched this season while giving up 150 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-18. He is getting 3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.54 and they've given up 380 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 151 times and striking out 391 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.07 strikeouts per game while getting 8.39 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball in team earned run average at 2.85.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .322 and they hold a .390 team slugging percentage. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 142 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game.
With a 58-81 overall record, Cincinnati will come into this game 32-39 at home. Anthony DeSclafani has a record of 8-10 while sporting an earned run average of 3.75 on the year with a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Reds are 12-15 and he has allowed 165 hits over 163 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-16. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.77 and they have given up 412 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Reds bullpen while walking 184 times and striking out 393 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.5 strikeouts per game while getting 8.63 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. Ranked at 16th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .315 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 151 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.61 hits a game.
The Cardinals have committed 84 errors and have combined for 1,397 assists and 3,821 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Reds have committed 69 errors on the season with 1,409 assists and 3,753 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 56-74 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 71-69 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 69-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 72-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
09/11/15 2B Kolten Wong Calf is downgraded to doubtful Friday 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
09/11/15 C Brayan Pena Hamstring is downgraded to out indefinitely
09/10/15 LF Adam Duvall Knee "?" Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
09/10/15 2B Kristopher Negron Shoulder is downgraded to 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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