Cleveland Indians at St. Louis Cardinals 6/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Carlos Martinez
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
Cleveland opens at -162 while St. Louis opens at +152. The Indians have a 40-34-2 over/under record and a 37-39-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 33-43-0 against the run line and have a 30-41-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-34-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 37-39-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 30-41-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 33-43-0 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
06/24/18 CF Tommy Pham Illness is "?" Monday vs Cleveland Indians
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 43-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 2.10 and a WHIP of 0.81 this year. He has 113 strikeouts over his 111.2 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 202 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 3.86. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 618 base hits and 296 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 185 batters and struck out 702. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 84 hits this season in 284 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .616 and an OPS+ of 167. Francisco Lindor is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 311 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Indians have 678 hits, including 150 doubles and 110 home runs. Cleveland has walked 252 times so far this season and they have struck out 621 times as a unit. They have left 529 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 384 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 40-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.24, Carlos Martinez has a 3-4 record and a 1.46 WHIP this season. He has 65 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 253 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 259 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 621 base knocks and 283 earned runs this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 268 hitters and struck out 647 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th 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 .284 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 79 hits in 278 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Cardinals as a unit have 617 base hits, including 99 doubles and 98 homers. St. Louis has walked 248 times this year and they have struck out on 671 occasions. They have had 510 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 324 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -162
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