St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Poncedeleon vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Daniel Poncedeleon for the Cardinals and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +145 and Los Angeles at -155. The Cardinals have a 57-61-7 over/under mark and a 59-66-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 58-68-0 against the run line and have a 55-64-7 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 57-61-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 59-66-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 55-64-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-68-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/19/18 1B Jose Martinez Hip is "?" Monday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
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
08/19/18 SS Manny Machado Wrist is "?" Monday vs St. Louis Cardinals
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 68-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.04 and a WHIP of 0.96 this year. He has 10 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 4.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 390 hitters and walked 182 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,018 base hits and 464 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 1,010. 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 3.93.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 129 hits this season in 476 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 94. Matt Carpenter is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 435 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .572. The Cardinals have 1,064 hits, including 188 doubles and 158 home runs. St. Louis has walked 411 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,028 times as a unit. They have left 866 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 569 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 67-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.77, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 3-0 record and a 0.81 WHIP this season. He has 42 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 4.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 476 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 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 3.48. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 989 base knocks and 439 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 342 hitters and struck out 1,186 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .378. He has 146 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 150. Matt Kemp is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 109 hits in 384 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,042 base hits, including 225 doubles and 174 homers. Los Angeles has walked 486 times this year and they have struck out on 1,078 occasions. They have had 876 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 594 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -155
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