Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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Los Angeles opens at -101 while St. Louis opens at -109. The Dodgers have a 21-29-3 over/under record and a 22-31-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 24-23-0 against the run line and have a 27-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-29-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 22-31-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-18-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 24-23-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/28/17 P Luis Avilan Tricep 10-day DL (05/24)
05/28/17 P Brandon McCarthy Knee left last game, is upgraded to expected to start Thursday vs. St. Louis
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/26/17 CF Joc Pederson Concussion 7-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 3B Justin Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (05/19)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (04/19)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/28/17 2B Kolten Wong Elbow 10-day DL (5/28)
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 31-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 5.08 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 44 strikeouts over his 44.1 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 53 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 3.25. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 393 base hits and 165 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 141 batters and struck out 484. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.26.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 13th 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 .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 183 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Dodgers have 440 hits, including 105 doubles and 59 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 196 times so far this season and they have struck out 431 times as a unit. They have left 344 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 256 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 24-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.66, Michael Wacha has a 2-2 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 46.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 44 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 147 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 400 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 152 hitters and struck out 405 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .377. He has 48 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 148. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 49 hits in 184 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Cardinals as a unit have 416 base hits, including 91 doubles and 49 homers. St. Louis has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 383 occasions. They have had 341 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 203 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -109
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