Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Kenta Maeda
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Dodger Stadium on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +135 and Los Angeles at -145. The Cardinals have a 25-15-2 over/under mark and a 22-20-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 21-27-0 against the run line and have a 19-26-3 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 25-15-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-20-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-26-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-27-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/23/17 2B Kolten Wong Elbow "?" Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
05/07/17 RF Jose Martinez Groin 10-day DL (5/7)
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
05/24/17 RF Yasiel Puig Elbow injured last game, probable Wednesday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
05/24/17 CF Joc Pederson Neck injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
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 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 22-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.74 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 39 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 134 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 357 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 364. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .288. He has 44 hits this season in 169 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 82. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .568. The Cardinals have 375 hits, including 83 doubles and 43 home runs. St. Louis has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 350 times as a unit. They have left 306 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 27-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.03, Kenta Maeda has a 3-2 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 185 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 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 3.32. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 360 base knocks and 152 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 440 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.22.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .387. He has 47 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 165 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 132. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 39 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .511. The Dodgers as a unit have 403 base hits, including 98 doubles and 51 homers. Los Angeles has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out on 382 occasions. They have had 321 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -145
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