St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds Baseball Betting Tips 7/18/2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dakota Hudson vs. Tanner Roark
Jose Iglesias and the Cincinnati Reds (43-49, 5th in NL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (47-46, 3rd in NL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The odds on this matchup have the Cardinals coming in at +110 and the Reds are at -120. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Cardinals have been hot and cold for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 47-46-0 SU. Cincinnati is covering 46.7% of the time, going 43-49-0 straight up. The Reds have been a great choice for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 20-14-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 47.4% of the time as the underdog, having gone 18-20-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been an awful Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 39-49-5.
The Cardinals cover 43.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 19-25-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds cover 53.5% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 23-20-0 SU.
The Reds have been an awful Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 32-57-3.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/16/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/16/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
7/14/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
7/11/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/3/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
7/16/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Probable for Jul 17
7/15/2019 Amir Garrett RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/14/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/12/2019 Tucker Barnhart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 47-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dakota Hudson has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.51 this season. He has 73 strikeouts over his 98.1 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 361 hitters and walked 129 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 739 base hits and 370 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out 801. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 87 hits this season in 344 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 104. Paul DeJong is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 342 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Cardinals have 758 hits, including 135 doubles and 112 home runs. St. Louis has walked 309 times so far this season and they have struck out 781 times as a unit. They have left 633 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 412 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 43-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Tanner Roark has a 5-6 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 95 strikeouts over the 97 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 102 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 341 batters and walked 126 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 728 base knocks and 348 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 886 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 26th in the league. The Reds hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .314. He has 82 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 291 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .388 with an OPS+ of 80. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 83 hits in 337 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Reds as a unit have 738 base hits, including 128 doubles and 126 homers. Cincinnati has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 804 occasions. They have had 578 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 405 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds -120
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