St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies 6/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 18, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Nick Pivetta
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, June 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
St. Louis opens at -105 while Philadelphia opens at -105. The Cardinals have a 26-37-5 over/under record and a 28-40-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 33-35-0 against the run line and have a 31-33-4 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 26-37-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 28-40-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 31-33-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 33-35-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/15/18 1B Jose Martinez Paternity List is out indefinitely
06/10/18 P Alex Reyes Side is out for season
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
05/27/18 P Greg Holland Hip 10-day DL (05/26)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/16/18 P Luis Garcia Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/10/18 RF Dylan Cozens Quad 10-day DL (06/10)
05/31/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 10-day DL (05/30)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 36-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.43 and a WHIP of 0.96 this year. He has 63 strikeouts over his 85.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 564 base hits and 258 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 242 batters and struck out 571. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 62 hits this season in 230 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 116. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 248 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Cardinals have 559 hits, including 85 doubles and 85 home runs. St. Louis has walked 218 times so far this season and they have struck out 582 times as a unit. They have left 455 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 289 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 36-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.25, Nick Pivetta has a 4-6 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 81 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 68 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 236 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 550 base knocks and 255 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 198 hitters and struck out 613 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .370. He has 68 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 259 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .390 with an OPS+ of 109. Odubel Herrera is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 72 hits in 254 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Phillies as a unit have 519 base hits, including 102 doubles and 73 homers. Philadelphia has walked 263 times this year and they have struck out on 661 occasions. They have had 473 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 286 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -105
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