Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals 8/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone vs. Miles Mikolas
The Washington Nationals head to Busch Stadium on Monday, August 13, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Tommy Milone for the Nationals and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at +136 and St. Louis at -146. The Nationals have a 49-65-3 over/under mark and a 58-59-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 54-63-0 against the run line and have a 53-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 49-65-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 58-59-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 53-58-6 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 54-63-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/11/18 3B Anthony Rendon Hand is "?" Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
08/08/18 Kelvin Herrera Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
07/26/18 P Stephen Strasburg Neck 10-day DL (07/22)
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
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)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/11/18 SS Yairo Munoz Wrist 10-day DL (08/11)
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 60-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 60-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.50 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 19 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 325 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 354 hitters and walked 120 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 944 base hits and 444 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 330 batters and struck out 1,035. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Washington is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 128 hits this season in 471 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 98. Bryce Harper is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 395 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Nationals have 996 hits, including 191 doubles and 141 home runs. Washington has walked 437 times so far this season and they have struck out 942 times as a unit. They have left 836 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 538 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 62-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.74, Miles Mikolas has a 12-3 record and a 1.07 WHIP this season. He has 98 strikeouts over the 144.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 129 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 369 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 960 base knocks and 442 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 953 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .389. He has 113 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 407 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .595 with an OPS+ of 164. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 120 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Cardinals as a unit have 997 base hits, including 175 doubles and 147 homers. St. Louis has walked 387 times this year and they have struck out on 977 occasions. They have had 809 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 527 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals +136
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