St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds 9/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Homer Bailey
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Homer Bailey for the Reds.
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St. Louis opens at -137 while Cincinnati opens at +127. The Cardinals have a 75-67-8 over/under record and a 73-77-0 run line mark. The Reds are 77-74-0 against the run line and have a 78-68-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-67-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 73-77-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 78-68-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 77-74-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/23/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 60-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 78-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 11-11 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 205 strikeouts over his 194.1 innings pitched and he's given up 166 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 476 hitters and walked 164 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 3.91. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,286 base hits and 583 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 1,245. 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 4.07.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .258, good for 15th 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 .313. He has 134 hits this season in 486 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 96. Matt Carpenter is hitting .239 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 469 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Cardinals have 1,309 base hits, including 264 doubles and 182 homers. St. Louis has walked 543 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,252 times as a team. They have left 1,037 runners on base and have a team OPS of .763. They tally 4.73 runs per contest and have totaled 710 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 66-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.86, Homer Bailey has a 5-8 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 80 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 101 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 538 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 557 batters and walked 248 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.1 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 5.18. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,356 base knocks and 769 earned runs this season. They have given up 237 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 578 hitters and struck out 1,227 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 5.09.
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 .331, 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 .247 with an OBP of .296. He has 138 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 559 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 100. Joey Votto is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .454. He has collected 165 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 96 runs. He has an OPS+ of 170 and a slugging percentage of .581. The Reds as a unit have 1,297 base hits, including 233 doubles and 209 homers. Cincinnati has walked 537 times this year and they have struck out on 1,220 occasions. They have had 1,060 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 716 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +127
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