Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/5/2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Dakota Hudson
Busch Stadium is the venue where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (30-28, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (27-32, 5th in NL Central) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Reds priced at +122 and the Cardinals are at -132. The total is set at 9.
The Reds have been an inconsistent option for baseball bettors, having gone 27-32-0 SU. The Cardinals cover 51.7% of the time, going 30-28-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been pretty good for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 17-16-0 SU. The Reds cover 35.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 12-22-0 straight up.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds have been an awful Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 23-34-2.
Cincinnati covers 41.4% of the time as the road team, having gone 12-17-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 61.3% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 19-12-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been an inconsistent Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 27-28-3.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
5/31/2019 Robert Stephenson RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/31/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
5/31/2019 Alex Blandino SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/26/2019 Scooter Gennett 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
5/31/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/18/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
4/19/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 27-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 54.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 466 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 191 batters and struck out 572. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .234, good for 24th in the league. The Reds hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 57 hits this season in 191 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 97. Joey Votto is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 198 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .369. The Reds have 463 hits, including 79 doubles and 84 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 521 times as a unit. They have left 361 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 261 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 30-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, Dakota Hudson has a 4-3 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 59.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 230 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 458 base knocks and 246 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 214 hitters and struck out 508 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .361. He has 61 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 222 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 117. Paul DeJong is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 59 hits in 214 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Cardinals as a unit have 488 base hits, including 89 doubles and 74 homers. St. Louis has walked 212 times this year and they have struck out on 475 occasions. They have had 407 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 283 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -132
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