Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 7/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Miles Mikolas
The Cincinnati Reds visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +148 and St. Louis at -158. The Reds have a 49-40-5 over/under record and a 56-38-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 41-51-0 against the run line and have a 39-48-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 49-40-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 56-38-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-48-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 41-51-0 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)
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 42-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 320 hitters and walked 158 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 863 base hits and 441 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 343 batters and struck out 723. 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 4.73.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .421. He has 96 hits this season in 333 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 134. Scooter Gennett is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Reds have 844 hits, including 151 doubles and 101 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 367 times so far this season and they have struck out 780 times as a unit. They have left 720 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 449 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 47-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.65, Miles Mikolas has a 10-3 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 115.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 296 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 754 base knocks and 351 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 314 hitters and struck out 760 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .312. He has 93 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 344 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .390 with an OPS+ of 90. Jose Martinez is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 94 hits in 315 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .479. The Cardinals as a unit have 762 base hits, including 126 doubles and 115 homers. St. Louis has walked 298 times this year and they have struck out on 801 occasions. They have had 618 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 405 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -158
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