St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets 7/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Seth Lugo
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Citi Field on Thursday, July 20, 2017 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Seth Lugo for the Mets.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -103 and New York at -107. The Cardinals have a 48-40-4 over/under mark and a 41-51-0 run line record. The Mets are 38-52-0 against the run line and have a 52-27-11 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-40-4 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 41-51-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 52-27-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 38-52-0 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 (07/10)
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
07/18/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hip probable Tuesday 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 45-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 96 strikeouts over his 108.2 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 108 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 794 base hits and 363 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 287 batters and struck out 771. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
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 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 84 hits this season in 287 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 124. 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 796 hits, including 165 doubles and 111 home runs. St. Louis has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 750 times as a unit. They have left 621 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 417 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 41-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Seth Lugo has a 4-2 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 45 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 343 batters and walked 146 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 864 base knocks and 447 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 330 hitters and struck out 797 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 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 .449 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 .270 with an OBP of .337. He has 91 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 337 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 126. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 45 hits in 165 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .491. The Mets as a unit have 775 base hits, including 167 doubles and 138 homers. New York has walked 310 times this year and they have struck out on 688 occasions. They have had 613 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 436 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -103
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