St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds 4/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Cody Reed
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Great American Ball Park on Saturday, April 14, 2018 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Cody Reed for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -160 and Cincinnati at +150. The Cardinals have a 7-6-0 over/under record and a 7-6-0 run line mark. The Reds are 5-7-0 against the run line and have a 6-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-6-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 5-7-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/13/18 P Sam Tuivailala Knee 10-day DL (04/10)
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 (04/06)
04/10/18 3B Eugenio Suarez Thumb 10-day DL (04/09)
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 6-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 46 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 113. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .241, good for 9th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .280. He has 13 hits this season in 48 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 125. Jose Martinez is hitting .364 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .442. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 44 at bats. His OPS+ is 194 while his slugging percentage is at .614. The Cardinals have 107 hits, including 13 doubles and 19 home runs. St. Louis has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 122 times as a unit. They have left 92 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 2-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Cody Reed has a 0-0 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 4 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.16 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 41 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.13. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 103 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 86 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 5.42.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 22nd in the league. The Reds hold a .321 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .313. He has 12 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 44 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .273 with an OPS+ of 65. 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 190 and a slugging percentage of .630. The Reds as a unit have 93 base hits, including 14 doubles and 7 homers. Cincinnati has walked 41 times this year and they have struck out on 111 occasions. They have had 89 men left on base and have an OPS of .626. They have scored 3.17 runs per game and totaled 38 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +150
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