St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Alex Wood
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (64-56, 1st in NL Central) are headed to Great American Ball Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Reds (57-64, 4th in NL Central).
The Cardinals have been a good pick for baseball bettors, having gone 64-56-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 47.1% of the time, going 57-64-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a terrible Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 48-65-7.
St. Louis covers 47.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 29-32-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati covers 54.1% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 33-28-0 SU.
The Reds have been a terrible Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 48-69-4.
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
8/16/2019 Eugenio Suarez 3B Thumb Probable for Aug 17
8/16/2019 Joey Votto 1B Back Probable for Aug 17
8/15/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/15/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion 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
8/11/2019 Tyler Mahle SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 64-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 157 strikeouts over his 135.1 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 965 base hits and 471 earned runs. They have allowed 147 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 1,031. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 116 hits this season in 450 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 108. Paul DeJong is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 444 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Cardinals have 983 hits, including 180 doubles and 150 home runs. St. Louis has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,034 times as a unit. They have left 799 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 540 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 57-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.59, Alex Wood has a 1-1 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 444 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.3 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 4.24. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 983 base knocks and 504 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 410 hitters and struck out 1,158 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 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league. The Reds hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .352. He has 111 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 424 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 95. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 114 hits in 440 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Reds as a unit have 1,017 base hits, including 181 doubles and 171 homers. Cincinnati has walked 349 times this year and they have struck out on 1,040 occasions. They have had 780 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 551 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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