Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 4/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Carlos Martinez
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Homer Bailey for the Reds and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
Cincinnati opens at +220 while St. Louis opens at -240. The Reds have a 7-11-0 over/under record and a 7-11-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 10-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-9-1 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 8-9-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 10-8-0 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 Homer Bailey has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.06 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. 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 28th 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 3rd 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 5.09.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .220, good for 28th 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. Scooter Gennett is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 20 hits this season in 73 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .342 and an OPS+ of 82. Joey Votto is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 65 while his slugging percentage is at .273. 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 10-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.75, Carlos Martinez has a 2-1 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 30 strikeouts over the 25.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 152 base knocks and 63 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 70 hitters and struck out 160 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .339 with an OBP of .432. He has 21 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 62 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .548 with an OPS+ of 174. Yadier Molina is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 18 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Cardinals as a unit have 146 base hits, including 20 doubles and 25 homers. St. Louis has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 171 occasions. They have had 126 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 84 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +220
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