St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks & Predictions 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Tony Gonsolin
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (58-51, 2nd in NL Central) head to Dodger Stadium on Monday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (73-40, 1st in NL West).
The Cardinals have been a pretty good pick for wagerers, having gone 58-51-0 SU. The Dodgers cover 64.6% of the time, going 73-40-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a decent Under option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 46-56-7.
St. Louis covers 49.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 26-27-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers cover 73.7% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 42-15-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a decent Under option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 54-54-5.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/3/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
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
8/3/2019 A.J CF Groin Probable for Aug 4
8/3/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/3/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
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 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/31/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/30/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/15/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 58-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 5.15 and a WHIP of 1.61 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 430 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 883 base hits and 438 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 947. They have walked 3.5 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 4.42.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 107 hits this season in 409 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 115. Paul DeJong is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 404 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Cardinals have 898 hits, including 166 doubles and 139 home runs. St. Louis has walked 351 times so far this season and they have struck out 933 times as a unit. They have left 732 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 494 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 73-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.63, Tony Gonsolin has a 0-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 8 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 359 batters and walked 126 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.7 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 3.35. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 855 base knocks and 374 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 262 hitters and struck out 1,025 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 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .367. He has 96 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 372 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .511 with an OPS+ of 130. Cody Bellinger is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .427. He has collected 127 hits in 389 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 186 and a slugging percentage of .674. The Dodgers as a unit have 992 base hits, including 200 doubles and 187 homers. Los Angeles has walked 434 times this year and they have struck out on 922 occasions. They have had 815 men left on base and have an OPS of .806. They have scored 5.39 runs per game and totaled 609 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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