Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Max Scherzer
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Nationals Park on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +186 and Washington at -201. The Cardinals have a 3-2-2 over/under mark and a 3-4-0 run line record. The Nationals are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 4-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-2-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-4-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 3-4-0 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 Washington Nationals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 2-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 1.13 and a WHIP of 0.88. He has 6 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.86 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .293 against the bullpen and they've struck out 17 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.37. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 67 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 21 batters and struck out 55. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .216, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .307 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 8 hits this season in 32 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 94. Randal Grichuk is hitting .185 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .214. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 27 at bats. His OPS+ is 44 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Cardinals have 50 hits, including 9 doubles and 4 home runs. St. Louis has walked 30 times so far this season and they have struck out 57 times as a unit. They have left 55 men on base and have a team OPS of .614. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 25 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 4-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Max Scherzer has a 1-0 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 6.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.66 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .311 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 23 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.74. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 70 base knocks and 40 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 57 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .308, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .500 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .385, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.6 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .385 with an OBP of .500. He has 10 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 26 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .654 with an OPS+ of 205. Daniel Murphy is hitting .419 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 13 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 177 and a slugging percentage of .613. The Nationals as a unit have 74 base hits, including 16 doubles and 10 homers. Washington has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 62 occasions. They have had 52 men left on base and have an OPS of .885. They have scored 5.71 runs per game and totaled 40 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +186
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