Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Carlos Martinez
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
Los Angeles opens at +121 while St. Louis opens at -131. The Dodgers have a 22-29-3 over/under record and a 22-32-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 24-24-0 against the run line and have a 27-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 22-29-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 22-32-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-19-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 24-24-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/29/17 P Alex Wood Shoulder 10-day DL (05/27)
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 60-day DL (03/30)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/28/17 2B Kolten Wong Elbow 10-day DL (5/27)
05/27/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Personal out indefinitely
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 32-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 38 strikeouts over his 40 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 203 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 3.21. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 398 base hits and 166 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 490. 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 3.25.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 43 hits this season in 148 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 125. Corey Seager is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Dodgers have 449 hits, including 106 doubles and 62 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 198 times so far this season and they have struck out 439 times as a unit. They have left 348 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 261 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 24-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Carlos Martinez has a 3-4 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 65 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 50 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 64 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 3.72. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 409 base knocks and 184 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 154 hitters and struck out 413 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 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .367. He has 48 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .559 with an OPS+ of 143. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .298. He has collected 50 hits in 188 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Cardinals as a unit have 421 base hits, including 92 doubles and 49 homers. St. Louis has walked 169 times this year and they have struck out on 389 occasions. They have had 347 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 204 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -131
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