Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. John Gant
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and John Gant for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -130 and St. Louis at +120. The Dodgers have a 63-77-7 over/under record and a 68-79-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 72-75-0 against the run line and have a 66-74-7 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-77-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-79-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 66-74-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 72-75-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
08/25/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 10-day DL (08/25)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (08/21)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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 60-day DL (06/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 80-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 8-5 record with an earned run average of 3.88 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 128 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 564 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,183 base hits and 513 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out 1,413. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 90 hits this season in 354 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 155. Manny Machado is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 171 hits and he has driven in 93 men in 567 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Dodgers have 1,231 hits, including 265 doubles and 205 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 576 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,294 times as a unit. They have left 1,045 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 699 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 81-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.16, John Gant has a 7-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 102.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 501 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 458 batters and walked 230 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,225 base knocks and 553 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 523 hitters and struck out 1,189 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .386. He has 139 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 514 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 153. Jose Ramirez is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 148 hits in 528 at bats while driving in 99 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,253 base hits, including 222 doubles and 191 homers. St. Louis has walked 478 times this year and they have struck out on 1,244 occasions. They have had 1,004 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 689 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +120
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