Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Carlos Martinez
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, June 10, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +173 and St. Louis at -183. The Phillies have a 33-23-2 over/under record and a 26-32-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 27-31-0 against the run line and have a 31-25-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 33-23-2 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 26-32-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-25-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-31-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/03/17 P Joaquin Benoit Knee 10-day DL (06/01)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
05/28/17 2B Kolten Wong Elbow 10-day DL (05/27)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 21-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.18 and a WHIP of 1.81. He has 25 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 544 base hits and 283 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 407. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Phillies hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 66 hits this season in 234 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 100. Aaron Altherr is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Phillies have 475 hits, including 108 doubles and 62 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 167 times so far this season and they have struck out 480 times as a unit. They have left 355 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 26-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.29, Carlos Martinez has a 4-5 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 79.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 58 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 77 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 489 base knocks and 235 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 193 hitters and struck out 494 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .297. He has 50 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 194 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 84. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .293. He has collected 56 hits in 217 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Cardinals as a unit have 489 base hits, including 103 doubles and 58 homers. St. Louis has walked 197 times this year and they have struck out on 469 occasions. They have had 396 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 232 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +173
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