St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds 9/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Luke Weaver vs. Rookie Davis
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Luke Weaver for the Cardinals and Rookie Davis for the Reds.
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St. Louis opens at -155 while Cincinnati opens at +145. The Cardinals have a 74-67-8 over/under record and a 73-76-0 run line mark. The Reds are 76-74-0 against the run line and have a 77-68-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 74-67-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 73-76-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 77-68-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 76-74-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/23/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 60-day DL (08/18)
08/18/17 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (08/18)
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
09/13/17 P Drew Storen Elbow 60-day DL (09/13)
09/06/17 CF Billy Hamilton Thumb 10-day DL (09/06)
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 60-day DL (08/18)
08/15/17 C Devin Mesoraco Foot 10-day DL (08/13)
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 77-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 1.89 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 58 strikeouts over his 47.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 467 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,278 base hits and 576 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 445 batters and struck out 1,234. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .259, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 133 hits this season in 482 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 95. Matt Carpenter is hitting .239 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Cardinals have 1,301 hits, including 263 doubles and 179 home runs. St. Louis has walked 539 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,249 times as a unit. They have left 1,032 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 702 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 66-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.71, Rookie Davis has a 1-2 record and a 2.24 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 21 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 33 hits. He allows 14.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 535 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 556 batters and walked 245 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,348 base knocks and 761 earned runs this season. They have given up 234 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 574 hitters and struck out 1,224 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.07.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .295. He has 138 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 557 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 100. Joey Votto is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .453. He has collected 164 hits in 517 at bats while driving in 95 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .582. The Reds as a unit have 1,289 base hits, including 231 doubles and 207 homers. Cincinnati has walked 532 times this year and they have struck out on 1,209 occasions. They have had 1,054 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 709 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +145
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