St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins 8/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luke Weaver vs. Wei-Yin Chen
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins on Monday, August 6, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luke Weaver for the Cardinals and Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins.
St. Louis opens at -141 while Miami opens at +131. The Cardinals have a 52-54-5 over/under record and a 51-60-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 57-55-0 against the run line and have a 58-52-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-54-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 51-60-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 58-52-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 57-55-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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 Miami Marlins Injuries
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/10/18 P Drew Rucinski Groin 10-day DL (07/10)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 57-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.75 and a WHIP of 1.41 this year. He has 106 strikeouts over his 115.2 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 358 hitters and walked 163 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 3.9. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 926 base hits and 433 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 393 batters and struck out 913. 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 3.97.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .249, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 108 hits this season in 381 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .591 and an OPS+ of 165. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .389. The Cardinals have 941 hits, including 164 doubles and 137 home runs. St. Louis has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 933 times as a unit. They have left 767 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 499 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 46-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.86, Wei-Yin Chen has a 3-8 record and a 1.49 WHIP this season. He has 62 strikeouts over the 83 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 90 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 395 batters and walked 212 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 977 base knocks and 541 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 439 hitters and struck out 888 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Marlins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .366. He has 122 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 429 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 121. Starlin Castro is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 125 hits in 432 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Marlins as a unit have 935 base hits, including 157 doubles and 91 homers. Miami has walked 322 times this year and they have struck out on 961 occasions. They have had 796 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 3.79 runs per game and totaled 425 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -141
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