Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Point Spread Picks 6/20/2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Pablo Lopez vs. Adam Wainwright
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (37-35, 3rd in NL Central) play the Miami Marlins (26-45, 5th in NL East) at Busch Stadium on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Marlins coming in at +146 and the Cardinals are at -156. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Marlins have been strong for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 26-45-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 51.4% of the time, going 37-35-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been pretty good for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 22-18-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 36.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 25-44-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a dicey Over pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 32-36-3.
Miami is covering 39.4% of the time away from home, having gone 13-20-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis is covering 60.0% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 21-14-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a dicey Over pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 33-36-3.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
6/17/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/17/2019 Neil Walker 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/15/2019 Caleb Smith SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/14/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
6/14/2019 Martin Prado 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/12/2019 Riley Ferrell RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/12/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/12/2019 Jon Berti 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
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
6/18/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/18/2019 Adam Wainwright SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/17/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/13/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 26-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 73 strikeouts over his 76.2 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 242 hitters and walked 120 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 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 4.32. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 578 base hits and 304 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 600. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Miami is hitting .237, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 65 hits this season in 264 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .386 and an OPS+ of 98. Miguel Rojas is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 234 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .329. The Marlins have 569 hits, including 106 doubles and 53 home runs. Miami has walked 175 times so far this season and they have struck out 624 times as a unit. They have left 469 men on base and have a team OPS of .646. They score 3.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 37-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.46, Adam Wainwright has a 5-6 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 68 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 279 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 4.24. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 573 base knocks and 299 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 251 hitters and struck out 610 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .344. He has 69 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 271 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 103. Paul DeJong is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 74 hits in 265 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Cardinals as a unit have 584 base hits, including 109 doubles and 90 homers. St. Louis has walked 251 times this year and they have struck out on 606 occasions. They have had 485 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 334 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +146
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