San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Margevicius vs. Jack Flaherty
The San Diego Padres visit Busch Stadium on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Nick Margevicius for the Padres and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +149 and St. Louis at -159. The Padres have a 2-4-0 over/under record and a 3-3-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 4-1-0 against the run line and have a 3-1-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 3-3-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-1-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-1-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/03/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/01/19 2B Kolten Wong Head is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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 3B Jedd Gyorko Calf 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 Padres have a 3-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Margevicius has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 0.60 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 26 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 51 base hits and 22 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 16 batters and struck out 52. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team San Diego is hitting .246, good for 12th in the league. The Padres hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Wil Myers is hitting .421 with an on-base percentage of .476. He has 8 hits this season in 19 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .789 and an OPS+ of 228. Eric Hosmer is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Padres have 47 hits, including 10 doubles and 6 home runs. San Diego has walked 13 times so far this season and they have struck out 49 times as a unit. They have left 35 men on base and have a team OPS of .687. They score 3.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 19 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 2-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.31, Jack Flaherty has a 0-0 record and a 1.85 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 4.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 11 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .162 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 17 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 38 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 40 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 5.82.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .500 with an OBP of .550. He has 9 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 18 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of 1.056 with an OPS+ of 302. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .417. He has collected 6 hits in 20 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 227 and a slugging percentage of .900. The Cardinals as a unit have 41 base hits, including 8 doubles and 10 homers. St. Louis has walked 20 times this year and they have struck out on 64 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 25 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -159
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