St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/7/2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Dustin May
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (58-53, 2nd in NL Central) go to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (75-40, 1st in NL West).
The Cardinals have been less than ideal for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 58-53-0 SU. The Dodgers cover 65.2% of the time, going 75-40-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a great Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 46-58-7.
St. Louis is covering 47.3% of the time on the road, having gone 26-29-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers cover 74.6% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 44-15-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a decent Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 55-55-5.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/3/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/26/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/5/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Back Probable for Aug 6
8/5/2019 A.J CF Groin Probable for Aug 6
8/4/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/4/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/4/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2019 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/31/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/31/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 58-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 140 strikeouts over his 121.1 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 433 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 902 base hits and 450 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 384 batters and struck out 960. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 107 hits this season in 415 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .470 and an OPS+ of 113. Paul DeJong is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 410 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Cardinals have 905 hits, including 167 doubles and 140 home runs. St. Louis has walked 356 times so far this season and they have struck out 952 times as a unit. They have left 744 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 496 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 75-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Dustin May has a 0-1 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He's allowing 14.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 368 batters and walked 129 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 869 base knocks and 383 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 267 hitters and struck out 1,045 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .374. He has 100 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 379 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 135. Cody Bellinger is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .426. He has collected 128 hits in 394 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 185 and a slugging percentage of .675. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,015 base hits, including 208 doubles and 192 homers. Los Angeles has walked 443 times this year and they have struck out on 937 occasions. They have had 828 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 5.46 runs per game and totaled 628 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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