Thursday, June 8, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Scott Feldman
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Great American Ball Park on Thursday, June 8, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Scott Feldman for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -115 and Cincinnati at +105. The Cardinals have a 30-24-2 over/under mark and a 27-29-0 run line record. The Reds are 32-25-0 against the run line and have a 32-23-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 30-24-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-29-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 32-23-2 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 32-25-0 against the run line
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)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/20/17 C Stuart Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (05/20)
04/16/17 P Brandon Finnegan Shoulder 60-day DL (04/16)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 26-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 2.64 and a WHIP of 0.95. He has 53 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 172 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 467 base hits and 225 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 189 batters and struck out 481. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .295. He has 48 hits this season in 189 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 84. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 210 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Cardinals have 472 hits, including 99 doubles and 56 home runs. St. Louis has walked 195 times so far this season and they have struck out 456 times as a unit. They have left 387 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 226 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 27-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Scott Feldman has a 4-4 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 65 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 215 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 275 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 225 hitters and struck out 433 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 5.09.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Reds hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Zack Cozart comes into this matchup batting .353 with an OBP of .439. He has 66 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 187 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .626 with an OPS+ of 177. Joey Votto is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 57 hits in 202 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .559. The Reds as a unit have 521 base hits, including 101 doubles and 82 homers. Cincinnati has walked 188 times this year and they have struck out on 463 occasions. They have had 406 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 293 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -115
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