Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 5/6/2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Miles Mikolas
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Busch Stadium on Monday, May 6, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +120 and St. Louis at -130. The Phillies have a 15-16-1 over/under record and a 16-16-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 22-11-0 against the run line and have a 17-13-3 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 15-16-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-16-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 17-13-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-11-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Groin 10-day IL (04/25)
04/20/19 2B Scott Kingery Hamstring 10-day IL (04/20)
04/20/19 P Victor Arano Elbow 10-day IL (04/19)
04/17/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 60-day IL (03/25)
04/15/19 P David Robertson Elbow 10-day IL (04/15)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/17/19 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 18-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 29 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 307 base hits and 136 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 101 batters and struck out 283. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Phillies hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Maikel Franco is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 29 hits this season in 115 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .487 and an OPS+ of 112. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 115 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .626. The Phillies have 276 hits, including 67 doubles and 41 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 135 times so far this season and they have struck out 289 times as a unit. They have left 240 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 165 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 20-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Miles Mikolas has a 3-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 140 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 249 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 124 hitters and struck out 301 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.99.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 4th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .389. He has 42 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 152. Kolten Wong is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 27 hits in 105 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Cardinals as a unit have 295 base hits, including 61 doubles and 41 homers. St. Louis has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 285 occasions. They have had 242 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 169 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +120
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