Los Angeles Angels at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Tips 6/22/2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Dakota Hudson
Busch Stadium is the venue where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (38-36, 3rd in NL Central) will play the Los Angeles Angels (38-38, 4th in AL West) on Saturday. The Angels open this contest at +100 while the Cardinals are coming in at -110. The over/under opens at 8.5.
The Angels have been dicey for bettors, having gone 38-38-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 51.3% of the time, going 38-36-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been less than ideal for Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 23-19-0 SU. The Angels are covering 42.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 16-22-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a dicey Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 35-35-6.
The Angels are covering 48.7% of the time on the road, having gone 19-20-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 59.5% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 22-15-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a dicey Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 34-37-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/20/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/20/2019 Kevan Smith C Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/20/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/19/2019 Trevor Cahill SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
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
6/21/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/18/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
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 38-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 63 strikeouts over his 61.1 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 370 hitters and walked 150 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 644 base hits and 375 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 268 batters and struck out 672. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 5.00.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 74 hits this season in 246 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 130. Mike Trout is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .464. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 245 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .653. The Angels have 675 hits, including 130 doubles and 111 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 498 times as a unit. They have left 539 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 392 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 38-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Dakota Hudson has a 5-3 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 84 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 288 batters and walked 103 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 4.19. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 589 base knocks and 306 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 255 hitters and struck out 631 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 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .348. He has 72 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 278 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 108. Paul DeJong is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 76 hits in 275 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Cardinals as a unit have 606 base hits, including 112 doubles and 92 homers. St. Louis has walked 259 times this year and they have struck out on 628 occasions. They have had 506 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 342 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -110
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