Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals 8/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Austin Gomber
The Washington Nationals visit Busch Stadium on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals and Austin Gomber for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -102 and St. Louis at -108. The Nationals have a 50-66-3 over/under record and a 59-60-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 55-64-0 against the run line and have a 55-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 50-66-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 59-60-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 55-58-6 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 55-64-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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 60-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 84 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 356 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 967 base hits and 455 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 333 batters and struck out 1,049. 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 3.95.
As a team Washington is hitting .250, good for 14th 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 .271 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 130 hits this season in 479 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 98. Bryce Harper is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 402 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The Nationals have 1,007 hits, including 192 doubles and 143 home runs. Washington has walked 443 times so far this season and they have struck out 959 times as a unit. They have left 843 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 547 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 64-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Austin Gomber has a 2-0 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 375 batters and walked 172 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 973 base knocks and 450 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 411 hitters and struck out 967 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .391. He has 116 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 415 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .598 with an OPS+ of 166. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 124 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,026 base hits, including 179 doubles and 151 homers. St. Louis has walked 390 times this year and they have struck out on 990 occasions. They have had 827 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 542 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -108
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