Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Luke Weaver
The Cincinnati Reds visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds and Luke Weaver for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +165 and St. Louis at -175. The Reds have a 70-60-5 over/under record and a 75-60-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 67-68-0 against the run line and have a 60-68-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-60-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 75-60-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 60-68-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 67-68-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
08/30/18 P Robert Stephenson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/27)
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 57-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 87 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 508 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 hitters and walked 211 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 1,276 base hits and 644 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 456 batters and struck out 1,038. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Reds hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Scooter Gennett is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 157 hits this season in 496 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 130. Jose Peraza is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 529 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Reds have 1,203 hits, including 221 doubles and 141 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 486 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,121 times as a unit. They have left 1,005 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 611 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 76-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.59, Luke Weaver has a 7-11 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 129.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 415 batters and walked 205 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 3.66. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,107 base knocks and 494 earned runs this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 471 hitters and struck out 1,091 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 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .387. He has 129 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 159. Yadier Molina is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 107 hits in 394 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,156 base hits, including 210 doubles and 175 homers. St. Louis has walked 436 times this year and they have struck out on 1,123 occasions. They have had 931 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 624 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +165
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