St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies 6/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Jake Arrieta
Citizens Bank Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.
St. Louis opens at -103 while Philadelphia opens at -107. The Cardinals have a 27-38-5 over/under record and a 29-41-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 34-36-0 against the run line and have a 33-33-4 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-38-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 29-41-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 33-33-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 34-36-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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 37-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 8-2 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.19 this year. He has 69 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 237 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 236 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 576 base hits and 264 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 250 batters and struck out 588. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 64 hits this season in 238 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 117. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 257 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Cardinals have 578 hits, including 89 doubles and 89 home runs. St. Louis has walked 223 times so far this season and they have struck out 607 times as a unit. They have left 469 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 299 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 38-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.33, Jake Arrieta has a 5-5 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 49 strikeouts over the 73 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 249 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 572 base knocks and 269 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 206 hitters and struck out 643 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .368. He has 70 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 268 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .384 with an OPS+ of 107. Odubel Herrera is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 77 hits in 263 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Phillies as a unit have 539 base hits, including 107 doubles and 77 homers. Philadelphia has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out on 678 occasions. They have had 486 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 302 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -103
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