St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins 8/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: John Gant vs. Trevor Richards
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Marlins Park on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are John Gant for the Cardinals and Trevor Richards for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -137 and Miami at +127. The Cardinals have a 52-56-5 over/under record and a 51-62-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 58-56-0 against the run line and have a 58-53-3 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-56-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 51-62-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 58-53-3 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 58-56-0 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 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 58-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Gant has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.12 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 63.1 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 363 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 939 base hits and 436 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 930. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 110 hits this season in 390 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .590 and an OPS+ of 165. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 427 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Cardinals have 958 hits, including 164 doubles and 138 home runs. St. Louis has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 946 times as a unit. They have left 786 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 502 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 47-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Trevor Richards has a 3-6 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 400 batters and walked 215 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 990 base knocks and 547 earned runs this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 449 hitters and struck out 904 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 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Marlins hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .368. He has 126 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 438 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 122. Starlin Castro is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 127 hits in 439 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .408. The Marlins as a unit have 952 base hits, including 159 doubles and 94 homers. Miami has walked 324 times this year and they have struck out on 974 occasions. They have had 810 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 430 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +127
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