Thursday, June 22, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Aaron Nola
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
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St. Louis opens at -128 while Philadelphia opens at +118. The Cardinals have a 38-29-2 over/under record and a 31-38-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 32-37-0 against the run line and have a 35-29-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 38-29-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-38-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 35-29-5 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-37-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/20/17 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
06/20/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (06/20)
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 32-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 107 strikeouts over his 94.1 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 221 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 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 590 base hits and 288 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 221 batters and struck out 593. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .253, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 63 hits this season in 218 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 117. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 256 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .402. The Cardinals have 593 hits, including 125 doubles and 80 home runs. St. Louis has walked 238 times so far this season and they have struck out 548 times as a unit. They have left 462 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 300 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 22-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Aaron Nola has a 3-5 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 53 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 209 batters and walked 103 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 663 base knocks and 336 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 233 hitters and struck out 489 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 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .289. He has 68 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 80. Aaron Altherr is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 58 hits in 209 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Phillies as a unit have 566 base hits, including 128 doubles and 68 homers. Philadelphia has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out on 591 occasions. They have had 442 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 264 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies +118
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