Monday, April 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Tanner Roark
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Nationals Park on Monday, April 10, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +125 and Washington at -135. The Cardinals have a 2-2-1 over/under record and a 3-2-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 2-2-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/03/17 P John Gant Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Trevor Rosentha Leg 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Tyler Lyons Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
02/20/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30); out for season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 2-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 6 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.42 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 12 hitters and walked 6 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 37 base hits and 17 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 11 batters and struck out 44. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .211, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .304 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 7 hits this season in 23 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .652 and an OPS+ of 147. Randal Grichuk is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .238. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 20 at bats. His OPS+ is 55 while his slugging percentage is at .350. The Cardinals have 34 hits, including 6 doubles and 3 home runs. St. Louis has walked 29 times so far this season and they have struck out 42 times as a unit. They have left 44 men on base and have a team OPS of .636. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 19 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 3-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Tanner Roark has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 3 hits. He allows 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.71 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .333 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 10.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 6.4. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 53 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 14 hitters and struck out 43 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .293, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .515 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .372, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .455. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 18 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .722 with an OPS+ of 208. Daniel Murphy is hitting .524 this season and he has an OBP of .545. He has collected 11 hits in 21 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 256 and a slugging percentage of .810. The Nationals as a unit have 49 base hits, including 10 doubles and 9 homers. Washington has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 48 occasions. They have had 34 men left on base and have an OPS of .887. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 23 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +125
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