St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres 5/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Jordan Lyles
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Petco Park on Thursday, May 10, 2018 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Jordan Lyles for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -140 and San Diego at +130. The Cardinals have a 13-17-4 over/under record and a 15-19-0 run line mark. The Padres are 15-22-0 against the run line and have a 17-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 13-17-4 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 15-19-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 17-18-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 15-22-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/08/18 CF Tommy Pham Hip is "?"
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 10-day DL (05/06)
05/06/18 C Yadier Molina Groin 10-day DL (05/06)
04/23/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (04/20)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
05/01/18 C Austin Hedges Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 1B Wil Myers Oblique 10-day DL (04/29)
04/22/18 RF Hunter Renfroe Elbow 10-day DL (04/18)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 20-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.98 this season. He has 31 strikeouts over his 40 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 111 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 289 base hits and 119 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 280. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 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 .228, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Jose Martinez is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 35 hits this season in 122 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 128. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .277. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 68 while his slugging percentage is at .328. The Cardinals have 260 hits, including 48 doubles and 42 home runs. St. Louis has walked 134 times so far this season and they have struck out 303 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 13-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.66, Jordan Lyles has a 0-0 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 19.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 158 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 326 base knocks and 164 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 148 hitters and struck out 336 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 28th in the league. The Padres hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .381. He has 35 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 126 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 147. Jose Pirela is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 38 hits in 147 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .333. The Padres as a unit have 279 base hits, including 52 doubles and 34 homers. San Diego has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 372 occasions. They have had 233 men left on base and have an OPS of .663. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 141 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +130
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