Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals 6/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Elieser Hernandez vs. Miles Mikolas
The Miami Marlins head to Busch Stadium on Thursday, June 7, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Elieser Hernandez for the Marlins and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Miami at +187 and St. Louis at -202. The Marlins have a 30-30-0 over/under mark and a 28-32-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 25-33-0 against the run line and have a 21-32-5 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 30-30-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 28-32-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-32-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 25-33-0 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
06/06/18 3B Greg Garcia Paternity List is out indefinitely
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 21-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 10 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.68 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 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 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 519 base hits and 299 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 242 batters and struck out 479. 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 4.75.
As a team Miami is hitting .234, good for 22nd in the league. The Marlins hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 67 hits this season in 225 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 123. Starlin Castro is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 230 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Marlins have 476 hits, including 81 doubles and 45 home runs. Miami has walked 174 times so far this season and they have struck out 522 times as a unit. They have left 420 men on base and have a team OPS of .650. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 203 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 32-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.49, Miles Mikolas has a 6-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP this season. He has 53 strikeouts over the 72.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 187 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 471 base knocks and 209 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 198 hitters and struck out 482 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .365. He has 61 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 206 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 121. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 59 hits in 210 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .381. The Cardinals as a unit have 471 base hits, including 78 doubles and 69 homers. St. Louis has walked 194 times this year and they have struck out on 507 occasions. They have had 391 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 249 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -202
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