St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks & Predictions 4/14/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Anthony DeSclafani
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Great American Ball Park on Sunday, April 14, 2019 to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -123 and Cincinnati at +113. The Cardinals have a 8-4-1 over/under record and a 10-3-0 run line mark. The Reds are 5-7-0 against the run line and have a 3-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 8-4-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 10-3-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 5-7-0 against the run line
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)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
04/11/19 P Sonny Gray Calf left last game, is questionable for next start
03/30/19 3B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Wood Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 8-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.19 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .154 against the bullpen and they've struck out 50 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 97 base hits and 49 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 115. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 5.27.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .233, good for 20th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Kolten Wong is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 13 hits this season in 43 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .605 and an OPS+ of 161. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .180 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .540. The Cardinals have 102 hits, including 24 doubles and 19 home runs. St. Louis has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 127 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 67 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 4-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Anthony DeSclafani has a 0-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 9.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.82. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 86 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 112 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.17.
As a team, they are batting .204, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .277, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .340. He has 10 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 41 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 96. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 11 hits in 37 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .595. The Reds as a unit have 78 base hits, including 19 doubles and 16 homers. Cincinnati has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 112 occasions. They have had 66 men left on base and have an OPS of .656. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 42 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -123
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