Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. John Gant
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and John Gant for the Cardinals.
Washington opens at -103 while St. Louis opens at -107. The Nationals have a 49-66-3 over/under record and a 58-60-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 55-63-0 against the run line and have a 54-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 49-66-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 58-60-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 54-58-6 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 55-63-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/12/18 3B Anthony Rendon Hand is "?" Monday vs St. Louis Cardinals
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
08/12/18 P Luke Weaver Finger is "?" for his next start
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 60-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.48 this year. He has 111 strikeouts over his 125 innings pitched and he's given up 125 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 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 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 950 base hits and 448 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 331 batters and struck out 1,046. 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 3.92.
As a team Washington is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 129 hits this season in 475 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 99. Bryce Harper is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 398 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Nationals have 999 hits, including 191 doubles and 141 home runs. Washington has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 954 times as a unit. They have left 839 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 541 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 63-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, John Gant has a 4-4 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 59 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 374 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 965 base knocks and 444 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 408 hitters and struck out 962 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .389. He has 114 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 411 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .591 with an OPS+ of 163. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 122 hits in 449 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,009 base hits, including 177 doubles and 148 homers. St. Louis has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 987 occasions. They have had 817 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 535 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -103
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