Sunday, June 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Adam Wainwright
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, June 11, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +145 and St. Louis at -155. The Phillies have a 33-24-2 over/under record and a 27-32-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 27-32-0 against the run line and have a 31-26-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 33-24-2 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 27-32-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-26-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-32-0 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
06/09/17 C Yadier Molina Back "?" Saturday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 21-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 35 strikeouts over his 40 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 177 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 4.95. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 555 base hits and 286 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 197 batters and struck out 413. 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 4.93.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .242, good for 25th in the league. The Phillies hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 66 hits this season in 238 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .399 and an OPS+ of 97. Aaron Altherr is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .554. The Phillies have 482 hits, including 111 doubles and 62 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 169 times so far this season and they have struck out 488 times as a unit. They have left 361 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 237 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 27-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.82, Adam Wainwright has a 6-4 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 65.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 76 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 182 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 496 base knocks and 237 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 195 hitters and struck out 502 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 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 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 .262 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 58 hits in 221 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Cardinals as a unit have 500 base hits, including 105 doubles and 59 homers. St. Louis has walked 198 times this year and they have struck out on 475 occasions. They have had 405 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 235 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +145
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