Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks & Predictions 4/10/2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Jack Flaherty
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Busch Stadium on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +108 and St. Louis at -118. The Dodgers have a 1-10-0 over/under record and a 7-4-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 7-3-0 against the run line and have a 6-3-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 1-10-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 7-4-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-3-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-3-0 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 8-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.09 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 94 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 85. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .296, good for 1st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .559 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .396, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .435 with an on-base percentage of .490. He has 20 hits this season in 46 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .978 and an OPS+ of 272. Justin Turner is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 41 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .317. The Dodgers have 112 hits, including 22 doubles and 24 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 59 times so far this season and they have struck out 75 times as a unit. They have left 82 men on base and have a team OPS of .955. They score 7.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 87 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 5-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Jack Flaherty has a 0-0 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 9.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 12.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .165 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 75 base knocks and 40 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 82 batters. They give up a walk 5.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 5.39.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .189 with an OBP of .348. He has 7 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 37 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .595 with an OPS+ of 139. Kolten Wong is hitting .394 this season and he has an OBP of .447. He has collected 13 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 213 and a slugging percentage of .788. The Cardinals as a unit have 76 base hits, including 17 doubles and 16 homers. St. Louis has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 99 occasions. They have had 68 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 45 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers +108
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