St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (63-55, 1st in NL Central) go to Great American Ball Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (56-63, 4th in NL Central).
The Cardinals have been a solid bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 63-55-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 47.1% of the time, going 56-63-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a bad Over option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 47-64-7.
The Cardinals are covering 47.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 28-31-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds are covering 54.2% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 32-27-0 SU.
The Reds have been a bad Over option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 47-68-4.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/15/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/12/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/15/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/15/2019 Derek Dietrich 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/15/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/11/2019 Tyler Mahle SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 63-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 7-12 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 137.1 innings pitched and he's given up 146 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 450 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 951 base hits and 466 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 1,017. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 109 hits this season in 436 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .454 and an OPS+ of 104. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 442 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Cardinals have 963 hits, including 177 doubles and 146 home runs. St. Louis has walked 375 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,012 times as a unit. They have left 786 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 526 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 56-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.51, Anthony DeSclafani has a 7-7 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 123 strikeouts over the 117.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 435 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 491 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 403 hitters and struck out 1,136 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .341. He has 112 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .532 with an OPS+ of 119. Joey Votto is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 111 hits in 424 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Reds as a unit have 1,003 base hits, including 178 doubles and 170 homers. Cincinnati has walked 346 times this year and they have struck out on 1,026 occasions. They have had 768 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 545 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds
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