Friday, April 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Yankee Stadium on Friday, April 14, 2017 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +120 and New York at -130. The Cardinals have a 4-3-2 over/under mark and a 4-5-0 run line record. The Yankees are 6-2-0 against the run line and have a 6-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-3-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-5-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 6-2-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P John Gant Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Tyler Lyons Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/13/17 LF Brett Gardner Neck injured last game, doubtful Thursday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
04/13/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
04/09/17 C Gary Sanchez Bicep 10-day DL (4/9)
04/02/17 SS Didi Gregorius Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 3-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.67. He has 6 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.86 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .316 against the bullpen and they've struck out 19 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 86 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 25 batters and struck out 68. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .219, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .327 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .278. He has 10 hits this season in 36 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 123. Randal Grichuk is hitting .212 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .235. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 33 at bats. His OPS+ is 73 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Cardinals have 65 hits, including 11 doubles and 7 home runs. St. Louis has walked 34 times so far this season and they have struck out 78 times as a unit. They have left 68 men on base and have a team OPS of .630. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 34 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 4-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.74, Masahiro Tanaka has a 0-1 record and a 2.61 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 7.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 14 hits. He allows 16.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.27 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .158 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 60 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 75 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.06.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Ronald Torreyes comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .240. He has 6 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 25 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 92. Matt Holliday is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .486. He has collected 8 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 187 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Yankees as a unit have 72 base hits, including 10 doubles and 10 homers. New York has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 53 occasions. They have had 63 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +120
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