St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: John Gant vs. Tanner Roark
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Nationals Park on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are John Gant for the Cardinals and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +113 and Washington at -123. The Cardinals have a 61-70-7 over/under mark and a 68-70-0 run line record. The Nationals are 64-74-0 against the run line and have a 61-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 61-70-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 68-70-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 61-73-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 64-74-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/29/18 2B Jedd Gyorko Groin 10-day DL (08/29)
08/28/18 2B Kolten Wong Hamstring 10-day DL (08/28)
08/26/18 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/22/18 P Matt Pearce Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 60-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
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)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/03/18 C Matt Wieters Hip is questionable Tuesday vs St. Louis Cardinals
09/02/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 60-day DL (07/05); expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs St Louis
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/17/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist 10-day DL (08/16)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 76-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Gant has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.21 this year. He has 78 strikeouts over his 91.2 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 463 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 427 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,132 base hits and 508 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 490 batters and struck out 1,116. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 108 hits this season in 399 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 107. Matt Carpenter is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Cardinals have 1,172 hits, including 212 doubles and 176 home runs. St. Louis has walked 452 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,159 times as a unit. They have left 954 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 631 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 69-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Tanner Roark has a 8-14 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 137 strikeouts over the 165.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 156 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 417 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,119 base knocks and 539 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 398 hitters and struck out 1,197 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .381. He has 115 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 468 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 130. Trea Turner is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 152 hits in 563 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Nationals as a unit have 1,178 base hits, including 231 doubles and 164 homers. Washington has walked 502 times this year and they have struck out on 1,110 occasions. They have had 982 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 635 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +113
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