Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals 5/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. John Gant
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 19, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and John Gant for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +118 and St. Louis at -128. The Phillies have a 18-20-3 over/under record and a 22-19-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 17-24-0 against the run line and have a 15-22-4 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 18-20-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 22-19-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 15-22-4 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 17-24-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Victor Arano Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/29)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/17/18 C Carson Kelly Hamstring 10-day DL (05/17)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/12/18 P Tyler Lyons Back 10-day DL (05/09)
05/10/18 P Carlos Martinez Back 10-day DL (05/09)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 10-day DL (05/06)
05/06/18 C Yadier Molina Groin 10-day DL (05/06)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 25-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.71 and a WHIP of 0.79 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 12.2 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 142 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.34. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 318 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 133 batters and struck out 363. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.63.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Phillies hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 42 hits this season in 155 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 124. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 137 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The Phillies have 333 hits, including 67 doubles and 46 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 172 times so far this season and they have struck out 394 times as a unit. They have left 288 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 23-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, John Gant has a 1-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 139 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 350 base knocks and 147 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 146 hitters and struck out 335 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .382. He has 45 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .459 with an OPS+ of 133. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .276. He has collected 40 hits in 165 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 67 and a slugging percentage of .327. The Cardinals as a unit have 321 base hits, including 54 doubles and 50 homers. St. Louis has walked 157 times this year and they have struck out on 370 occasions. They have had 286 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 173 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -128
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