Monday, May 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Mike Leake
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, May 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
Los Angeles opens at -105 while St. Louis opens at -105. The Dodgers have a 20-29-3 over/under record and a 22-30-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 24-22-0 against the run line and have a 26-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 20-29-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 22-30-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 26-18-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 24-22-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (3/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles Knee 60-day DL (5/10)
05/27/17 P Brandon McCarthy Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
05/26/17 P Luis Avilan Tricep 10-day DL (5/24)
05/26/17 CF Joc Pederson Concussion 7-day DL (5/24)
05/20/17 3B Justin Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (5/19)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 60-day DL (3/30)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (2/15)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/27/17 2B Kolten Wong Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Colorado Rockies
05/27/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Personal out indefinitely
05/07/17 RF Jose Martinez Groin 10-day DL (5/7)
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 Dodgers have a 30-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.76 and a WHIP of 1.71. He has 17 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 195 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.23. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 382 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 138 batters and struck out 472. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.20.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 42 hits this season in 144 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .493 and an OPS+ of 128. Corey Seager is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 178 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Dodgers have 429 hits, including 105 doubles and 55 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 421 times as a unit. They have left 338 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 247 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 24-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.91, Mike Leake has a 5-2 record and a 0.93 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 61.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 47 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 145 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 390 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 400 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .373. He has 47 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .555 with an OPS+ of 144. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 48 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Cardinals as a unit have 406 base hits, including 89 doubles and 45 homers. St. Louis has walked 165 times this year and they have struck out on 374 occasions. They have had 333 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -105
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