San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks and Tips 4/6/2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Paddack vs. Michael Wacha
The San Diego Padres visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, April 6, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Chris Paddack for the Padres and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +130 and St. Louis at -140. The Padres have a 2-5-0 over/under record and a 4-3-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 5-1-0 against the run line and have a 4-1-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 4-3-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-1-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-1-0 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
04/03/19 LF Marcell Ozuna Side is questionable Friday vs San Diego Padres
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 4-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Paddack has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 0.60 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 3.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 58 base hits and 23 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 63. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.39.
As a team San Diego is hitting .237, good for 16th in the league. The Padres hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Wil Myers is hitting .391 with an on-base percentage of .440. He has 9 hits this season in 23 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .696 and an OPS+ of 204. Eric Hosmer is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 25 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .360. The Padres have 52 hits, including 11 doubles and 7 home runs. San Diego has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 56 times as a unit. They have left 41 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 3.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 23 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 3-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Michael Wacha has a 0-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.49 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .143 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 47 batters. They give up a walk 5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 5.68.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .476 with an OBP of .542. He has 10 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 21 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of 1.048 with an OPS+ of 311. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 6 hits in 24 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 192 and a slugging percentage of .750. The Cardinals as a unit have 48 base hits, including 9 doubles and 12 homers. St. Louis has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out on 72 occasions. They have had 44 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 30 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +130
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