Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Parlay 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Michael Wacha
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (63-70, 4th in NL Central) go to Busch Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (73-59, 1st in NL Central). The Cardinals open this game at -148 while the Reds are coming in at +138. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Reds have been a decent choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 63-70-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 55.3% of the time, going 73-59-0 straight up.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds have been a less than ideal Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 52-76-5.
Cincinnati covers 40.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 26-39-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 62.5% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 40-24-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a less than ideal Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 53-71-8.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/28/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2019 Jesse Winker LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/28/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/21/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 63-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Mahle has a 2-10 record with an earned run average of 4.93 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 106 strikeouts over his 102.1 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 495 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,072 base hits and 550 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 1,284. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
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As a team Cincinnati is hitting .250, good for 18th in the league. The Reds hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 113 hits this season in 437 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 93. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 485 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Reds have 1,120 hits, including 193 doubles and 190 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,162 times as a unit. They have left 865 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 602 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 73-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.24, Michael Wacha has a 6-6 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 103 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 119 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 350 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 497 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,051 base knocks and 508 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 443 hitters and struck out 1,139 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .333. He has 128 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 496 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 107. Paul DeJong is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 118 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,092 base hits, including 198 doubles and 167 homers. St. Louis has walked 440 times this year and they have struck out on 1,125 occasions. They have had 888 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 611 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals and under the total runs
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