Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 9/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Daniel Poncedeleon
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Castillo for the Reds and Daniel Poncedeleon for the Cardinals.
Cincinnati opens at +135 while St. Louis opens at -145. The Reds have a 69-60-5 over/under record and a 75-59-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 66-68-0 against the run line and have a 59-68-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 69-60-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 75-59-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 59-68-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 66-68-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/30/18 P Robert Stephenson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/27)
08/30/18 3B Eugenio Suarez Back is questionable Friday vs St. Louis Cardinals
08/29/18 P Amir Garrett Ankle 10-day DL (08/29)
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)
08/28/18 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 57-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Castillo has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 5.07 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 131 strikeouts over his 136.2 innings pitched and he's given up 138 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 448 hitters and walked 208 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,262 base hits and 636 earned runs. They have allowed 195 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 451 batters and struck out 1,030. 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 4.76.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Reds hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Peraza is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 151 hits this season in 525 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .404 and an OPS+ of 96. Scooter Gennett is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 492 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Reds have 1,189 hits, including 220 doubles and 140 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 483 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,118 times as a unit. They have left 993 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 606 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 75-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.08, Daniel Poncedeleon has a 0-0 record and a 1.06 WHIP this season. He has 18 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 415 batters and walked 202 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 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,093 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 468 hitters and struck out 1,088 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 3.90.
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 .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .320. He has 106 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 389 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .447 with an OPS+ of 107. Matt Carpenter is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 127 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,142 base hits, including 208 doubles and 172 homers. St. Louis has walked 431 times this year and they have struck out on 1,115 occasions. They have had 922 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 612 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -145
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