Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 4/8/2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Miles Mikolas
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Busch Stadium on Monday, April 8, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -115 and St. Louis at +105. The Dodgers have a 1-8-0 over/under record and a 5-4-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 5-3-0 against the run line and have a 6-1-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 1-8-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 5-4-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-1-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-3-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
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 7-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 0.77 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.80 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 79 base hits and 38 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 73. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .303, good for 3rd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .580 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .394, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 10.6 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .425 with an on-base percentage of .452. He has 17 hits this season in 40 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .950 and an OPS+ of 249. Justin Turner is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 34 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .324. The Dodgers have 95 hits, including 15 doubles and 22 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 66 times as a unit. They have left 67 men on base and have a team OPS of .974. They score 8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 72 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 3-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.20, Miles Mikolas has a 0-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 27 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 64 base knocks and 36 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 65 batters. They give up a walk 5.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.53 while their FIP as a staff is 6.07.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .219 with an OBP of .342. He has 7 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 32 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .688 with an OPS+ of 156. Kolten Wong is hitting .423 this season and he has an OBP of .484. He has collected 11 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 251 and a slugging percentage of .923. The Cardinals as a unit have 61 base hits, including 12 doubles and 15 homers. St. Louis has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 58 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 37 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -115
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