Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -139 and Philadelphia at +129. The Cardinals have a 38-28-2 over/under mark and a 30-38-0 run line record. The Phillies are 32-36-0 against the run line and have a 35-28-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 38-28-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 30-38-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 35-28-5 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-36-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/15/17 2B Kolten Wong Tricep 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/11/17 2B Cesar Hernandez Side 10-day DL (06/11)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 31-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 61 strikeouts over his 86 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 hitters and walked 83 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 583 base hits and 287 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 219 batters and struck out 583. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .253, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 65 hits this season in 251 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 84. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 213 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Cardinals have 582 hits, including 121 doubles and 77 home runs. St. Louis has walked 234 times so far this season and they have struck out 539 times as a unit. They have left 456 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 292 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 22-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Jeremy Hellickson has a 5-5 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 77 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 79 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 652 base knocks and 330 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 480 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.90.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Aaron Altherr comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .351. He has 57 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 205 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 131. Odubel Herrera is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 66 hits in 264 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .402. The Phillies as a unit have 559 base hits, including 128 doubles and 68 homers. Philadelphia has walked 199 times this year and they have struck out on 581 occasions. They have had 436 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 263 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +129
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