St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Gomber vs. Alex Wood
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, August 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Austin Gomber for the Cardinals and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
St. Louis opens at +149 while Los Angeles opens at -159. The Cardinals have a 57-60-7 over/under record and a 59-65-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 58-67-0 against the run line and have a 55-63-7 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 57-60-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 59-65-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 55-63-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-67-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/18/18 1B Jose Martinez Hip is "?" Sunday vs Milwaukee Brewers
08/11/18 SS Yairo Munoz Wrist 10-day DL (08/11)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 10-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
08/16/18 P Ross Stripling Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
08/10/18 P Kenley Jansen Heart is out indefinitely
08/02/18 2B Chase Utley Wrist 10-day DL (08/02)
07/07/18 P Yimi Garcia Forearm 10-day DL (07/04)
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 60-day DL (06/07)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 68-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Gomber has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 37.1 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 388 hitters and walked 178 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,012 base hits and 462 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 1,007. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 116 hits this season in 431 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 159. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 472 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Cardinals have 1,059 hits, including 188 doubles and 157 home runs. St. Louis has walked 411 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,021 times as a unit. They have left 861 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 568 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 66-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.51, Alex Wood has a 7-6 record and a 1.15 WHIP this season. He has 113 strikeouts over the 128.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 471 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 984 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 1,174 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .336. He has 108 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 380 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 119. Manny Machado is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 145 hits in 477 at bats while driving in 75 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,025 base hits, including 222 doubles and 172 homers. Los Angeles has walked 481 times this year and they have struck out on 1,075 occasions. They have had 864 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 582 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -159
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