Cleveland Indians at St. Louis Cardinals 6/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Jack Flaherty
The Cleveland Indians visit Busch Stadium on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Shane Bieber for the Indians and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -101 and St. Louis at -109. The Indians have a 40-35-2 over/under record and a 37-40-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 34-43-0 against the run line and have a 30-42-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-35-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 37-40-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 30-42-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 34-43-0 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
06/26/18 CF Tommy Pham Illness is "?" Tuesday 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 43-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 203 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 629 base hits and 300 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 707. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .255, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .439 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 .403. He has 85 hits this season in 287 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .613 and an OPS+ of 167. Francisco Lindor is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 315 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Indians have 682 hits, including 150 doubles and 110 home runs. Cleveland has walked 258 times so far this season and they have struck out 627 times as a unit. They have left 537 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 384 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 41-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.50, Jack Flaherty has a 3-2 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 57.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 261 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 625 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 274 hitters and struck out 653 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 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 .287 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 81 hits in 282 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Cardinals as a unit have 628 base hits, including 103 doubles and 98 homers. St. Louis has walked 250 times this year and they have struck out on 676 occasions. They have had 517 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 328 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -109
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