Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks & Predictions 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Stripling vs. Dakota Hudson
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Busch Stadium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Ross Stripling for the Dodgers and Dakota Hudson for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -128 and St. Louis at +118. The Dodgers have a 1-9-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 6-3-0 against the run line and have a 6-2-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 1-9-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-2-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-3-0 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 8-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ross Stripling has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 0.94 this season. He has 8 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 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.71 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 37 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 89 base hits and 44 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 28 batters and struck out 81. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .307, good for 1st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .587 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .403, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.7 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 12 hits this season in 40 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .325 and an OPS+ of 88. Cody Bellinger is hitting .455 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .489. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 44 at bats. His OPS+ is 279 while his slugging percentage is at 1.023. The Dodgers have 107 hits, including 20 doubles and 24 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 56 times so far this season and they have struck out 70 times as a unit. They have left 76 men on base and have a team OPS of .991. They score 8.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 4-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Dakota Hudson has a 0-1 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 12.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 30 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 70 base knocks and 37 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 48 hitters and struck out 77 batters. They give up a walk 5.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.54.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .433 with an OBP of .486. He has 13 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 30 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .867 with an OPS+ of 239. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 7 hits in 35 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Cardinals as a unit have 71 base hits, including 16 doubles and 15 homers. St. Louis has walked 34 times this year and they have struck out on 95 occasions. They have had 66 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -128
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