St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks & Predictions 8/6/2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Clayton Kershaw
Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-40, 1st in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (58-52, 2nd in NL Central) at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
The Cardinals have been a good choice for MLB bettors, having gone 58-52-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 64.9% of the time, going 74-40-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a very good Under pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 46-57-7.
The Cardinals are covering 48.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 26-28-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers are covering 74.1% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 43-15-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a solid Over pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 55-54-5.
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
8/4/2019 Enrique Hernandez 2B Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/4/2019 Chris Taylor LF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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 58-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 90 strikeouts over his 126 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 431 hitters and walked 156 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 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 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 890 base hits and 442 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 378 batters and struck out 955. 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 4.43.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .408 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 DeJong is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .334. He has 104 hits this season in 408 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 110. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 412 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Cardinals have 903 hits, including 166 doubles and 140 home runs. St. Louis has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 943 times as a unit. They have left 740 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 496 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 74-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Clayton Kershaw has a 10-2 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 122 strikeouts over the 123 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 366 batters and walked 128 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 3.4. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 867 base knocks and 383 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 265 hitters and struck out 1,036 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .426. He has 127 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 390 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .672 with an OPS+ of 185. Max Muncy is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 100 hits in 377 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,003 base hits, including 205 doubles and 190 homers. Los Angeles has walked 437 times this year and they have struck out on 932 occasions. They have had 819 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 620 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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