Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips 6/18/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Yamamoto vs. Jack Flaherty
Brian Anderson and the Miami Marlins (25-44, 5th in NL East) are headed to Busch Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (36-34, 3rd in NL Central). The odds on this game have the Marlins coming in at +189 and the Cardinals are at -204. The over/under is set at 8.
The Marlins have been lousy for bettors, having gone 25-44-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 51.4% of the time, going 36-34-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been a strong pick for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 21-17-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 35.8% of the time as an underdog, having gone 24-43-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a solid Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 32-34-3.
Miami is covering 38.7% of the time on the road, having gone 12-19-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis is covering 60.6% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 20-13-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a solid Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 33-34-3.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
6/15/2019 Caleb Smith SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/14/2019 Martin Prado 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/14/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
6/12/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/12/2019 Neil Walker 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/12/2019 Jon Berti 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/12/2019 Riley Ferrell RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/12/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/11/2019 Peter O'Brien RF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/7/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/13/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/13/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/12/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
6/10/2019 Adam Wainwright SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 25-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.71 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 3.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.21 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 240 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 568 base hits and 300 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 253 batters and struck out 585. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Miami is hitting .237, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 62 hits this season in 256 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 95. Miguel Rojas is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 227 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .322. The Marlins have 553 hits, including 102 doubles and 51 home runs. Miami has walked 174 times so far this season and they have struck out 609 times as a unit. They have left 461 men on base and have a team OPS of .646. They score 3.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 240 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 36-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, Jack Flaherty has a 4-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 73.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 276 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 557 base knocks and 294 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 250 hitters and struck out 595 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .353. He has 69 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 263 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 108. Paul DeJong is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 72 hits in 259 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Cardinals as a unit have 574 base hits, including 107 doubles and 88 homers. St. Louis has walked 247 times this year and they have struck out on 591 occasions. They have had 475 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 329 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -204
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