St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Walker Buehler
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Walker Buehler for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +147 and Los Angeles at -157. The Cardinals have a 57-62-7 over/under mark and a 60-66-0 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 57-62-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 60-66-0 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
08/11/18 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
08/21/18 P Zac Rosscup Calf 10-day DL (08/20)
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)
08/02/18 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 69-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.08 this year. He has 134 strikeouts over his 109.1 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 398 hitters and walked 188 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 1,025 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 441 batters and struck out 1,022. They have walked 3.5 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 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 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 .273 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 131 hits this season in 480 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 95. Matt Carpenter is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 440 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .582. The Cardinals have 1,074 hits, including 189 doubles and 161 home runs. St. Louis has walked 415 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,041 times as a unit. They have left 875 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 574 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 67-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.19, Walker Buehler has a 6-4 record and a 1.04 WHIP this season. He has 93 strikeouts over the 87.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 70 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 400 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 485 batters and walked 170 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 3.49. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 999 base knocks and 444 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 346 hitters and struck out 1,199 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 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 7th 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 .380. He has 147 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 485 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 150. Matt Kemp is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 110 hits in 387 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,049 base hits, including 226 doubles and 174 homers. Los Angeles has walked 496 times this year and they have struck out on 1,090 occasions. They have had 890 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 597 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -157
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