Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Colin Rea vs. Carlos Martinez
The San Diego Padres head to Busch Stadium on Tuesday to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable pitchers are Colin Rea for the Padres and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals. The opening line for this game has San Diego at +185 and St. Louis at -200. The over/under is 8. The Padres have a 48-42-2 over/under mark and a 54-38-0 run line record, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Cardinals are 47-44-0 against the run line and have a 47-39-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Padres head into this game with a 41-51 record, and they are 18-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Colin Rea has a 5-3 record with an ERA of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 70 strikeouts during his 87.1 innings pitched and he has given up 88 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have allowed 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the pen while they've been struck out 319 times and walked 139 times this year. As a unit, San Diego has given up 8.94 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.51. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 818 base hits and 413 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 338 batters and struck out 761. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team, San Diego is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Padres have a .404 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .305 which is good for 27th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.33 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 99 hits this season along with 64 runs scored and 61 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 40 times. Matt Kemp is hitting .255 and he has an on-base percentage of .276. He has totaled 94 hits so far while scoring 46 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 88 times. The Padres have 766 hits, including 155 doubles and 107 home runs. They've stolen 76 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. San Diego has walked 255 times this season and they've struck out 839 times as a unit. They've left 568 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 409 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this game with a 20-28 home mark and a 47-44 overall record. With an ERA of 2.85, Carlos Martinez has a 8-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 88 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.48. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 257 times and walking 98 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 765 base knocks and 349 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff has walked 258 hitters and struck out 701. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .420. He has 85 hits this year along with 56 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 61 times and has walked on 58 occasions. Yadier Molina is hitting .258 and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 77 hits so far while he's scored 31 runs and drove in 28. He has earned a walk 29 times and has punched out 38 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 818 base hits, including 173 doubles and 123 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out 712 times. They've had 652 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They score 5.15 runs per game and have totaled 469 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 48-42-2 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 54-38-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-39-5 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
07/15/16 LF Melvin Upton Jr. Personal placed on bereavement list
06/28/16 CF Jon Jay Forearm 15-day DL (6/20)
06/28/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 60-day DL (3/25)
05/31/16 P Cesar Vargas Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/09/16 2B Jemile Weeks Hamstring 60-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (4/18)
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
St. Louis Cardinals
07/07/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (7/7)
07/07/16 3B Matt Carpenter Oblique 15-day DL (7/7)
07/06/16 1B Brandon Moss Ankle 15-day DL (7/5)
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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