Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Gio Gonzalez
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Nationals Park on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +128 and Washington at -138. The Cardinals have a 2-2-2 over/under record and a 3-3-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 2-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 2-2-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-3-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 2-4-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/10/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Knee probable Monday vs. Washington Nationals
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
04/09/17 CF Trea Turner Hamstring "?" Monday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 2-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5.1 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.75 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 12 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 48 base hits and 24 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 15 batters and struck out 47. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .208, good for 27th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .297 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.7 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 8 hits this season in 27 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .593 and an OPS+ of 129. Randal Grichuk is hitting .217 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .250. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 68 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Cardinals have 40 hits, including 8 doubles and 3 home runs. St. Louis has walked 30 times so far this season and they have struck out 51 times as a unit. They have left 49 men on base and have a team OPS of .612. They score 3.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 19 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 3-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Gio Gonzalez has a 0-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.52 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .330 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.04. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 60 base knocks and 36 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 51 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .385. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 22 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .591 with an OPS+ of 154. Daniel Murphy is hitting .480 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 12 hits in 25 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 219 and a slugging percentage of .720. The Nationals as a unit have 55 base hits, including 12 doubles and 10 homers. Washington has walked 25 times this year and they have struck out on 54 occasions. They have had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .841. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 26 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -138
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