Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 4/11/2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Michael Wacha
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Busch Stadium on Thursday, April 11, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Walker Buehler for the Dodgers and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -121 and St. Louis at +111. The Dodgers have a 2-10-0 over/under record and a 8-4-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 8-3-0 against the run line and have a 6-4-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2-10-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-4-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-4-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 8-3-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/08/19 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 10-day IL (04/08)
03/25/19 P Clayton Kershaw Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Rich Hill Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 8-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Walker Buehler has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 45 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 100 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 34 batters and struck out 97. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .290, good for 2nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .538 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .394, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 13 hits this season in 44 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .318 and an OPS+ of 90. Cody Bellinger is hitting .440 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .500. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 265 while his slugging percentage is at .960. The Dodgers have 119 hits, including 24 doubles and 24 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 67 times so far this season and they have struck out 86 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .932. They score 7.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 87 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 6-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.54, Michael Wacha has a 0-0 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .158 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 82 base knocks and 40 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 59 hitters and struck out 93 batters. They give up a walk 5.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 5.27.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .361 with an OBP of .429. He has 13 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 36 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .722 with an OPS+ of 193. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .195 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 8 hits in 41 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .634. The Cardinals as a unit have 82 base hits, including 21 doubles and 17 homers. St. Louis has walked 40 times this year and they have struck out on 111 occasions. They have had 76 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -121
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