Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
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St. Louis opens at +245 while Los Angeles opens at -270. The Cardinals have a 25-14-2 over/under record and a 21-20-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 19-27-0 against the run line and have a 19-24-3 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 25-14-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-20-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-24-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-27-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/21/17 2B Kolten Wong Elbow missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs LA Dodgers.
05/07/17 RF Jose Martinez Groin 10-day DL (5/7)
05/03/17 P Tyler Lyons Side 10-day DL (5/2)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/21/17 RF Yasiel Puig Back "?" Tuesday vs. St. Louis
05/20/17 3B Justin Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (5/19)
05/12/17 P Kenta Maeda Hamstring 10-day DL (5/11)
05/11/17 CF Andrew Toles Knee 10-day DL (5/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 60-day DL (3/30)
04/19/17 2B Logan Forsythe Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (2/15)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 22-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 40 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 125 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 354 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 345. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .261, good for 10th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .289. He has 43 hits this season in 165 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 82. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 127 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .591. The Cardinals have 371 hits, including 82 doubles and 43 home runs. St. Louis has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 336 times as a unit. They have left 304 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 26-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.15, Clayton Kershaw has a 7-2 record and a 0.89 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 48 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 181 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 356 base knocks and 151 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 426 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.31.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .392. He has 47 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 137. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 38 hits in 127 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Dodgers as a unit have 400 base hits, including 97 doubles and 50 homers. Los Angeles has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 363 occasions. They have had 315 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 228 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -270
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