Los Angeles Angels at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Tips 6/23/2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Miles Mikolas
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (39-36, 3rd in NL Central) host the Los Angeles Angels (38-39, 4th in AL West) at Busch Stadium on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The line on this contest has the Angels priced at +125 and the Cardinals are at -135. The total is set at 9.
The Angels have been inconsistent for baseball wagerers, having gone 38-39-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 52.0% of the time, going 39-36-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been good for wagerers as a favorite, going 23-19-0 SU. Los Angeles has went 16-22-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 42.1% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a solid Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 35-36-6.
Los Angeles is covering 47.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 19-21-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 60.5% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 23-15-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a solid Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 34-38-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/20/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
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
6/19/2019 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
6/4/2019 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 38-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.61 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 70 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 332 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 372 hitters and walked 153 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 5.03. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 652 base hits and 380 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 274 batters and struck out 677. 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 5.01.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .468. He has 76 hits this season in 248 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .653 and an OPS+ of 197. Tommy La Stella is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 250 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Angels have 683 hits, including 131 doubles and 111 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 282 times so far this season and they have struck out 506 times as a unit. They have left 545 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 393 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 39-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.48, Miles Mikolas has a 5-7 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 84.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 292 batters and walked 104 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 597 base knocks and 307 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 257 hitters and struck out 639 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .363. He has 76 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 279 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 124. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 72 hits in 281 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Cardinals as a unit have 614 base hits, including 112 doubles and 93 homers. St. Louis has walked 265 times this year and they have struck out on 633 occasions. They have had 515 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 347 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -135
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