Monday, July 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Zack Wheeler
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Citi Field on Monday, July 17, 2017 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +111 and New York at -121. The Cardinals have a 48-39-3 over/under mark and a 40-50-0 run line record. The Mets are 38-50-0 against the run line and have a 51-27-10 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-39-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 40-50-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 51-27-10 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 38-50-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/15/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Groin 10-day DL (07/15)
07/14/17 LF Randal Grichuk Back 10-day DL (07/14)
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/15/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Colorado Rockies
07/08/17 CF Brandon Nimmo Lung 10-day DL (07/08)
06/28/17 P Robert Gsellman Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 60-day DL (05/22)
06/16/17 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
06/15/17 2B Neil Walker Hamstring 10-day DL (06/15)
06/14/17 P Josh Smoker Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 44-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 89 strikeouts over his 97 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 281 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 778 base hits and 357 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 282 batters and struck out 759. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 83 hits this season in 277 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 130. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 273 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Cardinals have 773 hits, including 162 doubles and 108 home runs. St. Louis has walked 313 times so far this season and they have struck out 731 times as a unit. They have left 602 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 41-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.86, Zack Wheeler has a 3-6 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 76 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 83 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 329 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 836 base knocks and 428 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 776 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .333. He has 87 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 329 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 124. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 45 hits in 160 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Mets as a unit have 759 base hits, including 163 doubles and 134 homers. New York has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 676 occasions. They have had 599 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 429 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +111
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