Friday, April 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Andrew Cashner
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Petco Park on Friday to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Andrew Cashner for the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -136 and San Diego at +126. The over/under was set at 7. The Cardinals have a 9-6-0 over/under record and a 7-8-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Padres are 8-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-7-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 8-7 record, including 3-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 8.27 and a WHIP of 1.90. He has 7 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he has given up 22 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.44 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 22 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.84 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 115 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 132. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.05.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .266, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Cardinals hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.27 hits per game. Matt Carpenter comes into this game hitting .236 and his on-base percentage is at .382. He has 13 hits this season along with 9 runs scored and 11 runs batted in. He's struck out 14 times and has walked 10 times. Kolten Wong is hitting .209 and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 9 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 2. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 9 times. The Cardinals have 139 hits, including 35 doubles and 22 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. St. Louis has walked 58 times this season and they've struck out 131 times as a unit. They've left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .826. They score 6.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 91 runs so far this year.
San Diego comes into this matchup with a 3-5 home record and a 6-9 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.40, Andrew Cashner has a 0-1 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 17 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 49 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.93 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.30. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 130 base knocks and 65 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 135. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .218 average at home. The Padres hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.27 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .268 and he has an OBP of .276. He has 15 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 13 RBI. He's struck out 11 times and has walked on 1 occasions. Jon Jay is hitting .267 and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 16 hits so far while he's scored 5 runs and drove in 7. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 15 times. The Padres as a unit have 124 base hits, including 18 doubles and 13 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. San Diego as a team has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out 143 times. They've had 103 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They score 4 runs per game and have totaled 60 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 9-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-8-0 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 7-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 8-7-0 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)
San Diego Padres
04/21/16 2B Cory Spangenberg Quad 15-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles 15-day DL (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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