Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 7/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Jack Flaherty
The Cincinnati Reds visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, July 14, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +130 and St. Louis at -140. The Reds have a 48-40-5 over/under record and a 55-38-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 41-50-0 against the run line and have a 38-48-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 48-40-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 55-38-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 38-48-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 41-50-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/08/18 LF Tyler O'Neill Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 41-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 94 strikeouts over his 98.1 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 319 hitters and walked 157 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 859 base hits and 440 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 717. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .424. He has 96 hits this season in 329 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 136. Scooter Gennett is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 340 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Reds have 830 hits, including 144 doubles and 99 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 363 times so far this season and they have struck out 775 times as a unit. They have left 711 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 440 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 47-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.34, Jack Flaherty has a 3-4 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 70 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 295 batters and walked 123 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 740 base knocks and 342 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 310 hitters and struck out 755 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .312. He has 92 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 91. Jose Martinez is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 94 hits in 312 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Cardinals as a unit have 758 base hits, including 126 doubles and 115 homers. St. Louis has walked 295 times this year and they have struck out on 795 occasions. They have had 612 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 404 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -140
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