Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Rafael Montero
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Citi Field on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Rafael Montero for the Mets.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -113 and New York at +103. The Cardinals have a 48-40-3 over/under record and a 40-51-0 run line mark. The Mets are 38-51-0 against the run line and have a 52-27-10 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-40-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 40-51-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 52-27-10 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 38-51-0 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
07/16/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring "?" Monday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
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 44-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 86 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 282 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 786 base hits and 361 earned runs. They have allowed 103 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 284 batters and struck out 765. 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 .255, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 83 hits this season in 282 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 126. 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 786 hits, including 164 doubles and 109 home runs. St. Louis has walked 316 times so far this season and they have struck out 739 times as a unit. They have left 612 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 411 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 41-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.77, Rafael Montero has a 1-5 record and a 1.90 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 39 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 50 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 337 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 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 4.96. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 854 base knocks and 441 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 325 hitters and struck out 786 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
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 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .335. He has 89 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 333 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 125. 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 767 base hits, including 164 doubles and 136 homers. New York has walked 307 times this year and they have struck out on 682 occasions. They have had 604 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 433 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets +103
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