Minnesota Twins at St. Louis Cardinals 5/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Fernando Romero vs. John Gant
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, May 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Fernando Romero for the Twins and John Gant for the Cardinals.
Minnesota opens at +127 while St. Louis opens at -137. The Twins have a 17-12-0 over/under record and a 16-13-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 15-16-0 against the run line and have a 13-15-3 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 17-12-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 16-13-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 13-15-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 15-16-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
05/05/18 C Jason Castro Knee 10-day DL (05/05)
05/01/18 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
04/18/18 CF Byron Buxton Migraine 10-day DL (04/15)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/06/18 C Yadier Molina Groin 10-day DL (05/06)
05/05/18 CF Tommy Pham Rest left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
04/23/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (04/20)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 12-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Fernando Romero has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 5 strikeouts over his 5.2 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.68 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the bullpen and they've struck out 119 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 267 base hits and 147 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 271. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 29 hits this season in 104 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 134. Joe Mauer is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 100 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Twins have 250 hits, including 67 doubles and 35 home runs. Minnesota has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 260 times as a unit. They have left 223 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 125 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 19-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, John Gant has a 1-0 record and a 0.00 WHIP this season. He has 2 strikeouts over the 3 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 0 hits. He allows 0 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 259 base knocks and 106 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 112 hitters and struck out 256 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .367. He has 34 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 114 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 129. Tommy Pham is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .445. He has collected 32 hits in 98 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Cardinals as a unit have 244 base hits, including 46 doubles and 39 homers. St. Louis has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 271 occasions. They have had 212 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -137
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