New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals 4/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Michael Wacha
The New York Mets head to Busch Stadium on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Steven Matz for the Mets and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +130 and St. Louis at -140. The Mets have a 10-10-0 over/under mark and a 12-8-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 12-9-0 against the run line and have a 9-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 10-10-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 12-8-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 9-11-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-9-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 10-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jason Vargas Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/23/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (04/20)
04/13/18 P Sam Tuivailala Knee 10-day DL (04/10)
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 Mets have a 14-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 23 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 84 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 153 base hits and 74 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 67 batters and struck out 212. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
As a team New York is hitting .238, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Todd Frazier is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 17 hits this season in 66 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .470 and an OPS+ of 145. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .354 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 177 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Mets have 157 hits, including 35 doubles and 19 home runs. New York has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 182 times as a unit. They have left 136 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 96 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 13-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.22, Michael Wacha has a 3-1 record and a 1.45 WHIP this season. He has 15 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 173 base knocks and 69 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 180 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .409. He has 25 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .526 with an OPS+ of 162. Tommy Pham is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 21 hits in 66 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Cardinals as a unit have 174 base hits, including 28 doubles and 30 homers. St. Louis has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 189 occasions. They have had 151 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 101 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -140
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