St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs MLB Parlay 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Kyle Hendricks
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Wrigley Field on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +105 and Chicago at -115. The Cardinals have a 16-11-3 over/under record and a 20-10-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 15-13-0 against the run line and have a 16-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 16-11-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-10-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 16-12-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 15-13-0 against the run line
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)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
04/06/19 P Mike Montgomery Back 10-day IL (04/05)
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 20-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .177 against the bullpen and they've struck out 127 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 231 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 112 batters and struck out 268. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 5.10.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .268, good for 2nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Kolten Wong is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 25 hits this season in 95 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 127. Paul DeJong is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Cardinals have 273 hits, including 58 doubles and 40 home runs. St. Louis has walked 113 times so far this season and they have struck out 258 times as a unit. They have left 218 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 16-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.33, Kyle Hendricks has a 1-4 record and a 1.78 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 13.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 221 base knocks and 108 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 118 hitters and struck out 263 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Cubs hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .225 with an OBP of .355. He has 23 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 102 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 101. Javier Baez is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 38 hits in 121 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .653. The Cubs as a unit have 252 base hits, including 58 doubles and 44 homers. Chicago has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out on 254 occasions. They have had 212 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They have scored 5.71 runs per game and totaled 160 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +105
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