Los Angeles Angels at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Tips 6/21/2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Griffin Canning vs. Michael Wacha
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (38-35, 3rd in NL Central) play the Los Angeles Angels (38-37, 4th in AL West) at Busch Stadium on Friday, June 21, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Angels priced at -109 and the Cardinals are at -101. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Angels have been good for bettors, having gone 38-37-0 SU. St. Louis covers 52.0% of the time, going 38-35-0 straight up. The Angels have been a very good pick for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 22-15-0 SU. St. Louis covers 46.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 15-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a less than ideal Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 34-35-6.
Los Angeles covers 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 19-19-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 61.1% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 22-14-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a less than ideal Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 33-37-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/19/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/19/2019 Trevor Cahill SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
6/19/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/10/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/4/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
4/17/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/18/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/18/2019 Adam Wainwright SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/17/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/13/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 38-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Griffin Canning has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 364 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 632 base hits and 368 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 660. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.95.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .462. He has 72 hits this season in 241 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .651 and an OPS+ of 196. Tommy La Stella is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 241 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .510. The Angels have 663 hits, including 128 doubles and 110 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 277 times so far this season and they have struck out 490 times as a unit. They have left 530 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 387 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 38-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Michael Wacha has a 4-3 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 60 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 69 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 283 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 578 base knocks and 300 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 252 hitters and struck out 620 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .367. He has 74 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 127. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 70 hits in 273 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Cardinals as a unit have 590 base hits, including 109 doubles and 91 homers. St. Louis has walked 257 times this year and they have struck out on 619 occasions. They have had 494 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 336 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -101
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