Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals 6/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Urena vs. Carlos Martinez
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Urena for the Marlins and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
Miami opens at +209 while St. Louis opens at -227. The Marlins have a 29-30-0 over/under record and a 27-32-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 25-32-0 against the run line and have a 20-32-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 29-30-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 27-32-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-32-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 25-32-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/26/18 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (05/26)
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/02/18 P Carlos Martinez Back 10-day DL (05/09); expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs Miami
06/02/18 C Yadier Molina Groin 10-day DL (05/06); expected to be activated Tuesday vs Miami
05/31/18 P Alex Reyes Side 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/18 P Greg Holland Hip 10-day DL (05/26)
05/19/18 P Matt Bowman Finger 10-day DL (05/17)
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 Marlins have a 20-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Urena has a 0-7 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 58 strikeouts over his 69.1 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.79 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 214 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 507 base hits and 295 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 241 batters and struck out 474. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Miami is hitting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Marlins hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 64 hits this season in 220 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 118. Starlin Castro is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 226 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Marlins have 467 hits, including 80 doubles and 43 home runs. Miami has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 512 times as a unit. They have left 410 men on base and have a team OPS of .646. They score 3.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 196 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 32-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.62, Carlos Martinez has a 3-2 record and a 1.08 WHIP this season. He has 47 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 182 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 462 base knocks and 202 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 189 hitters and struck out 472 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .362. He has 59 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 202 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 121. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 56 hits in 206 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .374. The Cardinals as a unit have 459 base hits, including 77 doubles and 69 homers. St. Louis has walked 193 times this year and they have struck out on 502 occasions. They have had 385 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 245 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +209
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