St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds 7/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 23, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Poncedeleon vs. Luis Castillo
Great American Ball Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, July 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Daniel Poncedeleon for the Cardinals and Luis Castillo for the Reds.
St. Louis opens at +120 while Cincinnati opens at -130. The Cardinals have a 45-48-5 over/under record and a 44-54-0 run line mark. The Reds are 57-41-0 against the run line and have a 52-41-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 45-48-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 44-54-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 52-41-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 57-41-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/21/18 P Carlos Martinez Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
07/08/18 LF Tyler O'Neill Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 50-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon is expected to make his debut for St. Louis. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 315 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 817 base hits and 384 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 347 batters and struck out 801. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 98 hits this season in 366 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .380 and an OPS+ of 89. Jose Martinez is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 322 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Cardinals have 823 hits, including 138 doubles and 127 home runs. St. Louis has walked 322 times so far this season and they have struck out 831 times as a unit. They have left 661 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 445 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 43-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.49, Luis Castillo has a 5-8 record and a 1.38 WHIP this season. He has 96 strikeouts over the 103.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 108 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 330 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 907 base knocks and 466 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 352 hitters and struck out 747 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .418. He has 99 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 132. Scooter Gennett is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 115 hits in 358 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Reds as a unit have 881 base hits, including 158 doubles and 102 homers. Cincinnati has walked 379 times this year and they have struck out on 815 occasions. They have had 756 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 464 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +120
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