Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 4/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon Finnegan vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, April 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brandon Finnegan for the Reds and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
Cincinnati opens at +191 while St. Louis opens at -206. The Reds have a 7-11-0 over/under record and a 7-11-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 10-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-11-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-11-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-9-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 10-7-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/10/18 LF Scott Schebler Elbow 10-day DL (04/06)
04/10/18 3B Eugenio Suarez Thumb 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Michael Lorenzen Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P David Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
03/26/18 P Anthony DeSclafani Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Kevin Shackelford Forearm 10-day DL (03/29)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/13/18 P Sam Tuivailala Knee 10-day DL (04/10)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 3-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon Finnegan has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.38 and a WHIP of 2.31 this year. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 12.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 10.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 59 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.42. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 153 base hits and 95 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 75 batters and struck out 135. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.06.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .220, good for 27th in the league. The Reds hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 17 hits this season in 66 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .273 and an OPS+ of 66. Scooter Gennett is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 73 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .342. The Reds have 132 hits, including 25 doubles and 11 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 61 times so far this season and they have struck out 166 times as a unit. They have left 133 men on base and have a team OPS of .619. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 54 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 10-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Michael Wacha has a 2-1 record and a 1.64 WHIP this season. He has 12 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 60 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.22. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 138 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 67 hitters and struck out 154 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 9th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .303. He has 18 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 133. Jose Martinez is hitting .339 this season and he has an OBP of .429. He has collected 20 hits in 59 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 177 and a slugging percentage of .559. The Cardinals as a unit have 141 base hits, including 20 doubles and 25 homers. St. Louis has walked 68 times this year and they have struck out on 160 occasions. They have had 120 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 79 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +191
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