Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 4/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Miles Mikolas
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
Cincinnati opens at +136 while St. Louis opens at -146. The Reds have a 7-12-0 over/under record and a 7-12-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 11-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-12-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 7-12-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 8-10-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-8-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
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 3-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 21 strikeouts over his 22.2 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 64 hitters and walked 40 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 5.38. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 161 base hits and 99 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 142. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.05.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .223, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .319 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Scooter Gennett is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 21 hits this season in 76 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .342 and an OPS+ of 85. Joey Votto is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 61 while his slugging percentage is at .261. The Reds have 141 hits, including 26 doubles and 11 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 63 times so far this season and they have struck out 171 times as a unit. They have left 139 men on base and have a team OPS of .619. They score 2.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 11-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Miles Mikolas has a 2-0 record and a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has 14 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 65 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 161 base knocks and 65 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 72 hitters and struck out 165 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .358 with an OBP of .443. He has 24 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 67 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .567 with an OPS+ of 182. Tommy Pham is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 21 hits in 66 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Cardinals as a unit have 154 base hits, including 23 doubles and 25 homers. St. Louis has walked 79 times this year and they have struck out on 178 occasions. They have had 137 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +136
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