Sunday, April 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Michael Pineda
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Michael Pineda for the Yankees.
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St. Louis opens at +100 while New York opens at -120. The Cardinals have a 4-3-2 over/under record and a 4-5-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 6-3-0 against the run line and have a 6-3-0 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 6-3-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 6-3-0 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 "?" Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
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 Adam Wainwright has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 7.00 and a WHIP of 2.00. He has 9 strikeouts over his 9 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 14 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.29. 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 17th 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 4.09.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .219, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .327 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .212 with an on-base percentage of .235. He has 7 hits this season in 33 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 73. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .278. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .583. 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 5-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Michael Pineda has a 1-1 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 10 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.19 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .165 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 67 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 90 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 2.90.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Matt Holliday comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .462. He has 8 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 163. Ronald Torreyes is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .250. He has collected 7 hits in 28 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Yankees as a unit have 79 base hits, including 12 doubles and 12 homers. New York has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 60 occasions. They have had 70 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 44 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +100
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