Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals 9/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Stripling vs. Adam Wainwright
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, September 16, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Ross Stripling for the Dodgers and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -105 and St. Louis at -105. The Dodgers have a 63-78-7 over/under record and a 68-80-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 72-76-0 against the run line and have a 66-75-7 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 63-78-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-80-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 66-75-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 72-76-0 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 81-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ross Stripling has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 125 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 111 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 565 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 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 3.44. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,185 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 387 batters and struck out 1,423. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
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. Manny Machado is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 171 hits this season in 571 at bats with 93 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .541 and an OPS+ of 148. Max Muncy is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 356 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Dodgers have 1,238 hits, including 265 doubles and 207 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 580 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,306 times as a unit. They have left 1,052 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 702 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 81-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, Adam Wainwright has a 1-3 record and a 1.74 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 504 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 462 batters and walked 232 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 3.75. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,232 base knocks and 555 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 527 hitters and struck out 1,201 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 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .392. He has 148 hits this year along with 99 RBI in 531 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 155. Matt Carpenter is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 139 hits in 518 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,255 base hits, including 222 doubles and 191 homers. St. Louis has walked 480 times this year and they have struck out on 1,254 occasions. They have had 1,009 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 689 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -105
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