San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks and Tips 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Strahm vs. Adam Wainwright
The San Diego Padres visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 7, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Matt Strahm for the Padres and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +129 and St. Louis at -139. The Padres have a 3-5-0 over/under record and a 5-3-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 5-2-0 against the run line and have a 5-1-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 5-3-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-1-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-2-0 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
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)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 5-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Strahm has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 16.88 and a WHIP of 4.13 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 2.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 27 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 9.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 37 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 62 base hits and 26 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 19 batters and struck out 70. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team San Diego is hitting .240, good for 17th in the league. The Padres hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Wil Myers is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 9 hits this season in 28 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 147. Eric Hosmer is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 30 at bats. His OPS+ is 81 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Padres have 61 hits, including 12 doubles and 9 home runs. San Diego has walked 25 times so far this season and they have struck out 66 times as a unit. They have left 51 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 28 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 3-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Adam Wainwright has a 0-0 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 4 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .152 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 26 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 55 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 57 batters. They give up a walk 5.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.71.
As a team, they are batting .211, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .417 with an OBP of .481. He has 10 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .917 with an OPS+ of 255. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 7 hits in 27 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 205 and a slugging percentage of .815. The Cardinals as a unit have 52 base hits, including 10 doubles and 14 homers. St. Louis has walked 25 times this year and they have struck out on 79 occasions. They have had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 33 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres +129
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