St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals 8/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Danny Duffy
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 11, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -140 and Kansas City at +130. The Cardinals have a 52-57-6 over/under record and a 52-63-0 run line mark. The Royals are 48-66-0 against the run line and have a 48-60-6 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-57-6 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-63-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 48-60-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 48-66-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/07/18 LF Tyler O'Neill Groin 10-day DL (08/04)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 10-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (07/26)
07/28/18 P Brett Cecil Foot 10-day DL (07/23)
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 Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/01/18 RF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (07/29)
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
07/06/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 60-day DL (05/29)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 60-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 118 strikeouts over his 96.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 366 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 948 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 938. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 118 hits this season in 434 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 93. Matt Carpenter is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 398 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .598. The Cardinals have 974 hits, including 170 doubles and 142 home runs. St. Louis has walked 381 times so far this season and they have struck out 964 times as a unit. They have left 796 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 512 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 35-79 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, Danny Duffy has a 7-10 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 138 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 141 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 297 batters and walked 174 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 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 5.29. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,097 base knocks and 591 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 409 hitters and struck out 814 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 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 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .269. He has 84 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 365 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 87. Whit Merrifield is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 130 hits in 433 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Royals as a unit have 935 base hits, including 189 doubles and 98 homers. Kansas City has walked 294 times this year and they have struck out on 894 occasions. They have had 765 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 3.71 runs per game and totaled 423 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -140
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