Tuesday, March 28, 2017
First Data Field
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Robert Gsellman
The St. Louis Cardinals head First Data Field on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to take on the New York Mets in a Spring Training game. The starters are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Robert Gsellman for the Mets.
The opening line for this game has St. Louis at +115 and New York at -135. The Cardinals had a 83-73-6 over/under record and a 75-87-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 46% of the time. The Mets were 76-86-0 against the run line and had a 74-85-3 over/under record. They covered the spread 47% of the time.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals were 83-73-6 against the over/under last season
The St. Louis Cardinals were 75-87-0 against the run line last season
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets were 74-85-3 against the over/under last season
The New York Mets were 76-86-0 against the run line last season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
3/26/2017 John Gant RP Groin Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 Jhonny Peralta 3B Knee Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 Nick Plummer LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Mar 28
3/25/2017 Lance Lynn SP Ribs Questionable for start of season
3/25/2017 Tyler Lyons RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Apr 19
3/16/2017 Jordan Schafer RP Forearm Out for the season
2/15/2017 Corey Littrell SP Suspension Suspended until Jun 1
2/14/2017 Alex Reyes RP Elbow Out for the season
10/14/2016 Zach Duke RP Elbow Out for the season
4/13/2016 Marco Gonzales SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
Key New York Mets Injuries
3/26/2017 Juan Lagares CF Oblique Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 Steven Matz SP Elbow Questionable for start of season
3/25/2017 Brandon Nimmo LF Hamstring Questionable for start of season
3/3/2017 David Wright 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 1
10/4/2016 Anthony Kay SP Elbow Out for the season
3/22/2016 Luis Carpio SS Shoulder Questionable for start of season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals are coming off a 86-76 record in 2016, including 48-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright had a 13-9 record with an earned run average of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.40. He had 161 strikeouts over his 198.2 innings pitched and he gave up 220 hits last season. He allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.62 and they gave up 443 base hits on the year. Teams hit .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 506 times and walking 190 times last season. As a team, St. Louis allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.02 batters per nine innings. They were 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers collectively gave up 1,432 base hits and 656 earned runs. They allowed 159 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff walked 475 batters and struck out 1,290. They walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit was 3.88.
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As a team St. Louis batted .255, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Cardinals held a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which was good for 11th in baseball. They ranked 13th in baseball with 8.73 hits per game. Stephen Piscotty is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .273 with an on-base percentage of .343. He had 159 hits last season along with 86 runs scored and 85 runs batted in. He struck out 133 times and walked 51 times. Matt Carpenter hit .271 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .380. He totaled 128 hits while scoring 81 runs and he drove in 68. He walked 81 times and struck out on 108 occasions. The Cardinals had 1,416 hits, including 300 doubles and 225 home runs. They stole 35 bases and were thrown out stealing 26 times. St. Louis walked 526 times last season and they struck out 1,318 times as a unit. They left 1,113 men on base and had a team OPS of .768. They scored 4.81 runs per contest and scored a total of 779 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York had a 44-37 home record and a 87-75 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 2.42, Robert Gsellman had a 4-2 record and a 1.28 WHIP last season. He had 42 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 42 hits. He allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 2.63. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.53 and they gave up 472 base hits on the year. Teams hit .234 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 569 times and walking 189 times last season. As a team, New York allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.68 batters per nine innings. They were 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Mets pitchers as a team surrendered 1,398 base knocks and 575 earned runs last season. They gave up 152 home runs last year and they gave up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff walked 439 hitters and struck out 1,396. They gave up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.27 while their FIP as a staff was 3.57.
As a team, they batted .246, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .239 average at home. The Mets held a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which was good for 24th in baseball. They ranked 26th in baseball with 8.28 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup after batting .280 with an OBP of .336. He had 146 hits last year along with 65 runs scored and 62 RBI. He struck out 103 times and walked on 38 occasions. Yoenis Cespedes hit .280 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .354. He collected 134 hits while scoring 72 runs and driving in 86. He earned a walk 51 times and punched out 108 times. The Mets as a unit had 1,342 base hits, including 240 doubles and 218 homers. They had 42 stolen bases and were thrown out 18 times. New York as a team walked 517 times last year and they struck out 1,302 times. They had 1,120 men left on base and had an OPS of .733. They scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 671 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Mets MLB game against the moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -135
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