St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks & Predictions 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Luis Castillo
Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds (43-51, 5th in NL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (49-46, 3rd in NL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals priced at +124 and the Reds are at -134. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Cardinals have been a pretty good bet for bettors, having gone 49-46-0 SU. The Reds are covering 45.7% of the time, going 43-51-0 straight up. The Reds have been an excellent option for bettors as a favorite, going 20-15-0 SU. St. Louis has gone 19-20-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 48.7% of the time.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a good Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 41-49-5.
St. Louis covers 44.4% of the time as the road team, having gone 20-25-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds are covering 52.3% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 23-21-0 SU.
The Reds have been a great Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 33-58-3.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/18/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
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 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
7/18/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/18/2019 Nick Senzel CF Hamstring Probable for Jul 19
7/18/2019 Kyle Farmer 2B Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/18/2019 Derek Dietrich 2B Knee Probable for Jul 19
7/18/2019 David Hernandez RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/18/2019 Amir Garrett RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/17/2019 Tucker Barnhart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/14/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 49-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 78 strikeouts over his 108.1 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 372 hitters and walked 131 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 DeJong is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 87 hits this season in 350 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 98. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 351 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .433. 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 43-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.41, Luis Castillo has a 9-3 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 112 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 69 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 346 batters and walked 130 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. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .323. He has 85 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 107. Joey Votto is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 83 hits in 323 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .396. 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 +124
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