St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks & Predictions 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Tyler Mahle
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (48-46, 3rd in NL Central) head to Great American Ball Park on Friday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Reds (43-50, 5th in NL Central). The Cardinals open this contest at +105 while the Reds are priced at -115. The total is set at 10.5.
The Cardinals have been a good bet for baseball bettors, having gone 48-46-0 SU. Cincinnati is covering 46.2% of the time, going 43-50-0 straight up. The Reds have been an excellent play for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 20-14-0 SU. The Cardinals are 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 a strong Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 40-49-5.
The Cardinals are covering 43.2% of the time away from home, having gone 19-25-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds are covering 53.5% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 23-20-0 SU.
The Reds have been a strong Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 32-58-3.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/17/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/16/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/14/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/11/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
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
7/18/2019 Amir Garrett RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/17/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/17/2019 Derek Dietrich 2B Knee Probable for Jul 18
7/17/2019 Tucker Barnhart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/17/2019 Kyle Farmer 2B Head Probable for Jul 18
7/17/2019 Nick Senzel CF Hamstring Probable for Jul 18
7/14/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 48-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 89 strikeouts over his 94.2 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 367 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 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 750 base hits and 375 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 312 batters and struck out 810. 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 4.49.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 88 hits this season in 351 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 104. Paul DeJong is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 350 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Cardinals have 765 hits, including 136 doubles and 114 home runs. St. Louis has walked 312 times so far this season and they have struck out 791 times as a unit. They have left 638 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 418 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 43-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.82, Tyler Mahle has a 2-10 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 101 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 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 343 batters and walked 128 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 3.85. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 734 base knocks and 353 earned runs this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 304 hitters and struck out 896 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 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 27th in the league. The Reds hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .347. He has 83 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 323 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 91. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 85 hits in 346 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .497. The Reds as a unit have 745 base hits, including 130 doubles and 126 homers. Cincinnati has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 813 occasions. They have had 584 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 407 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +105
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