Cleveland Indians at St. Louis Cardinals 6/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. John Gant
The Cleveland Indians head to Busch Stadium on Monday, June 25, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and John Gant for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -130 and St. Louis at +120. The Indians have a 39-34-2 over/under mark and a 36-39-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 32-43-0 against the run line and have a 29-41-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 39-34-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 36-39-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 29-41-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 32-43-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
06/17/18 P Carlos Carrasco Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/17/18 P Tyler Olson Side 10-day DL (06/17)
05/26/18 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (05/26)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
06/10/18 P Alex Reyes Side is out for season
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
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 Indians have a 42-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.16 this year. He has 90 strikeouts over his 99 innings pitched and he's given up 83 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.29 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 199 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 612 base hits and 294 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 185 batters and struck out 695. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .253, good for 8th in the league. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 81 hits this season in 280 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .604 and an OPS+ of 162. Francisco Lindor is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 306 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Indians have 659 hits, including 147 doubles and 106 home runs. Cleveland has walked 249 times so far this season and they have struck out 614 times as a unit. They have left 521 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 372 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 39-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.39, John Gant has a 1-2 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 28 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 254 batters and walked 110 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 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 615 base knocks and 281 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 266 hitters and struck out 633 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .336. He has 66 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 257 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .428 with an OPS+ of 108. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 77 hits in 275 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Cardinals as a unit have 607 base hits, including 95 doubles and 97 homers. St. Louis has walked 240 times this year and they have struck out on 660 occasions. They have had 500 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 316 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -130
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