Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bronson Arroyo vs. Mike Leake
The Cincinnati Reds visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, April 29, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Bronson Arroyo for the Reds and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +168 and St. Louis at -178. The Reds have a 12-9-1 over/under record and a 12-10-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 10-12-0 against the run line and have a 11-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 12-9-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 12-10-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-9-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 10-12-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/21/17 P Tony Cingrani Oblique 10-day DL (4/19)
04/16/17 P Brandon Finnegan Shoulder 10-day DL (4/16)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Austin Brice Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/20/17 3B Jhonny Peralta Respiratory 10-day DL (4/20)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 10-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.86 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 16 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 116 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 171 base hits and 100 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 89 batters and struck out 213. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
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As a team Cincinnati is hitting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 19 hits this season in 80 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .563 and an OPS+ of 133. Zack Cozart is hitting .393 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .493. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 213 while his slugging percentage is at .689. The Reds have 184 hits, including 43 doubles and 31 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 64 times so far this season and they have struck out 168 times as a unit. They have left 143 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 104 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 11-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.32, Mike Leake has a 3-1 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 193 base knocks and 87 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 69 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .238. He has 19 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 73. Matt Carpenter is hitting .238 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 15 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .397. The Cardinals as a unit have 182 base hits, including 39 doubles and 22 homers. St. Louis has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out on 177 occasions. They have had 160 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -178
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