Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Tips 6/17/2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Elieser Hernandez vs. Miles Mikolas
Busch Stadium is the venue where Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (35-34, 3rd in NL Central) will play the Miami Marlins (25-43, 5th in NL East) on Monday. The odds on this contest have the Marlins coming in at +176 and the Cardinals are at -187. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Marlins have been strong for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 25-43-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 50.7% of the time, going 35-34-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been pretty good for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 20-17-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 36.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 24-42-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a hot and cold Over bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 31-34-3.
The Marlins are covering 38.7% of the time away from home, having gone 12-19-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 60.6% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 20-13-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a hot and cold Over bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 33-33-3.
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 Jon Berti 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/12/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/12/2019 Riley Ferrell RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/12/2019 Neil Walker 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
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 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
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 25-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 7.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 239 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 557 base hits and 295 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 251 batters and struck out 578. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Miami is hitting .237, good for 24th 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. Miguel Rojas is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 61 hits this season in 223 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .327 and an OPS+ of 87. Brian Anderson is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 253 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .379. The Marlins have 544 hits, including 100 doubles and 50 home runs. Miami has walked 170 times so far this season and they have struck out 598 times as a unit. They have left 454 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 3.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 35-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.83, Miles Mikolas has a 4-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 273 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 4.31. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 547 base knocks and 291 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 247 hitters and struck out 589 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 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 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .364. He has 71 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 126. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 68 hits in 261 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Cardinals as a unit have 571 base hits, including 107 doubles and 86 homers. St. Louis has walked 243 times this year and they have struck out on 582 occasions. They have had 471 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 325 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -187
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