St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds 4/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Sal Romano
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Great American Ball Park on Thursday, April 12, 2018 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Sal Romano for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -128 and Cincinnati at +118. The Cardinals have a 6-5-0 over/under mark and a 6-5-0 run line record. The Reds are 4-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-5-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 4-6-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/03/18 2B Jedd Gyorko Hamstring 10-day DL (04/03)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
03/30/18 P Luke Gregerson Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/10/18 LF Scott Schebler Elbow 10-day DL (04/10)
04/10/18 3B Eugenio Suarez Thumb 10-day DL (04/10)
03/30/18 P Michael Lorenzen Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P David Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
03/26/18 P Anthony DeSclafani Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Brandon Finnegan Biceps 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Kevin Shackelford Forearm 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 5-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.59 and a WHIP of 1.66 this year. He has 7 strikeouts over his 9.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 98 base hits and 41 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 99. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .236, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .267. He has 11 hits this season in 43 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 106. Jose Martinez is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Cardinals have 88 hits, including 10 doubles and 14 home runs. St. Louis has walked 36 times so far this season and they have struck out 105 times as a unit. They have left 75 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 45 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 2-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.73, Sal Romano has a 0-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP this season. He has 3 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.95 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.04. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 85 base knocks and 57 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 66 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.26.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 23rd in the league. The Reds hold a .330 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .279. He has 9 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 39 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .231 with an OPS+ of 45. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 8 hits in 27 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 191 and a slugging percentage of .630. The Reds as a unit have 75 base hits, including 10 doubles and 7 homers. Cincinnati has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .642. They have scored 3.1 runs per game and totaled 31 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -128
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