St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tips 8/15/2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Sonny Gray
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (56-61, 4th in NL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (61-55, 2nd in NL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Thursday, August 15, 2019.
The Cardinals have been a good choice for wagerers, having gone 61-55-0 SU. The Reds are covering 47.9% of the time, going 56-61-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a rough Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 47-62-7.
The Cardinals are covering 45.6% of the time as the road team, having gone 26-31-0 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 rough Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 46-67-4.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/12/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/11/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
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
8/11/2019 Tyler Mahle SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Derek Dietrich 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 61-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 118 strikeouts over his 120 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 447 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 942 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 393 batters and struck out 1,003. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 114 hits this season in 435 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 112. Paul DeJong is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 429 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Cardinals have 950 hits, including 175 doubles and 145 home runs. St. Louis has walked 368 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,000 times as a unit. They have left 776 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 518 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 56-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.10, Sonny Gray has a 7-6 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 144 strikeouts over the 127.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 97 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 426 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 940 base knocks and 471 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 397 hitters and struck out 1,119 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 18th in the league. The Reds hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .349. He has 108 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 417 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 95. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 110 hits in 426 at bats while driving in 75 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Reds as a unit have 981 base hits, including 174 doubles and 167 homers. Cincinnati has walked 341 times this year and they have struck out on 1,015 occasions. They have had 750 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 537 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds
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