Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 8/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Austin Gomber
The Cincinnati Reds head to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 31, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Homer Bailey for the Reds and Austin Gomber for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +203 and St. Louis at -220. The Reds have a 69-59-5 over/under mark and a 74-59-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 65-68-0 against the run line and have a 59-67-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 69-59-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 74-59-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 59-67-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 65-68-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/30/18 CF Billy Hamilton Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Milwaukee Brewers
08/29/18 P Amir Garrett Ankle 10-day DL (08/29)
08/17/18 1B Joey Votto Leg 10-day DL (08/16)
07/26/18 LF Jesse Winker Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
07/25/18 C Tyler Stephenson Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 60-day DL (07/21)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/29/18 2B Jedd Gyorko Groin 10-day DL (08/29)
08/29/18 3B Matt Carpenter Illness left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
08/28/18 2B Kolten Wong Hamstring 10-day DL (08/28)
08/26/18 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/22/18 LF Marcell Ozuna Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/22/18 P Matt Pearce Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 60-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 57-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 1-12 record with an earned run average of 6.17 and a WHIP of 1.62 this year. He has 66 strikeouts over his 96.1 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 501 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 440 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.5 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 4.8. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,256 base hits and 634 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 446 batters and struck out 1,019. They have walked 3.4 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 4.77.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Scooter Gennett is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 154 hits this season in 491 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 128. Jose Peraza is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Reds have 1,183 hits, including 217 doubles and 140 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 482 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,110 times as a unit. They have left 988 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 605 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 74-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.79, Austin Gomber has a 4-0 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 42 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 410 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,087 base knocks and 489 earned runs this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,077 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .387. He has 127 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 463 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .577 with an OPS+ of 159. Yadier Molina is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 105 hits in 385 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .447. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,135 base hits, including 207 doubles and 170 homers. St. Louis has walked 430 times this year and they have struck out on 1,106 occasions. They have had 920 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 607 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +203
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