Sunday, May 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Alex Wood
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Dodger Stadium on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Alex Wood for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +110 and Los Angeles at -119. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals have a 22-12-2 over/under record and a 18-18-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Dodgers are 14-21-0 against the run line and have a 13-19-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 19-17 record, including 10-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.10 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 27 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he has given up 43 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen while being struck out 111 times and walking 41 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.95 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 295 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 282. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .276, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .285 average away from home. The Cardinals hold a .480 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.67 hits per game. Matt Carpenter comes into this game hitting .262 and his on-base percentage is at .388. He has 34 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 30 times and has walked 25 times. Yadier Molina is hitting .341 and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 43 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 14. He has walked 17 times and has struck out 14 times. The Cardinals have 348 hits, including 75 doubles and 52 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. St. Louis has walked 129 times this season and they've struck out 283 times as a unit. They've left 270 men on base and have a team OPS of .828. They score 5.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 8-10 home record and a 19-17 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.58, Alex Wood has a 1-3 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 94 times and walking 38 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.33 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 266 base knocks and 123 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 95 hitters and struck out 312. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.45.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.17 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 38 hits this year along with 13 runs scored and 18 RBI. He's struck out 32 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .269 and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 36 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 25 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 297 base hits, including 63 doubles and 30 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out 283 times. They've had 254 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They score 4.28 runs per game and have totaled 154 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-12-2 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 18-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-19-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb 15-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
04/04/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinger Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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