St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets MLB Picks & Predictions 6/15/2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Noah Syndergaard
Amed Rosario and the New York Mets (33-34, 3rd in NL East) host the St. Louis Cardinals (33-33, 3rd in NL Central) at Citi Field on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The odds on this game have the Cardinals coming in at +140 and the Mets are at -150. The over/under is set at 8.
The Cardinals have been less than ideal for bettors, having gone 33-33-0 SU. The Mets are covering 49.2% of the time, going 33-34-0 straight up. The Mets have been a very good pick for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 20-16-0 SU. St. Louis covers 44.8% of the time as the underdog, having gone 13-16-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a decent Under pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 30-33-3.
St. Louis covers 38.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 12-19-0 straight up.
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets are covering 63.3% of the time at Citi Field, going 19-11-0 SU.
The Mets have been a rough Under pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 34-26-7.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/13/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/12/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
6/10/2019 Adam Wainwright SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
Key New York Mets Injuries
6/11/2019 Justin Wilson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
6/9/2019 Robinson Cano 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 16
6/6/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
6/5/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/29/2019 Luis Avilan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 33-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 5.63 and a WHIP of 1.71 this season. He has 52 strikeouts over his 56 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 265 hitters and walked 99 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 528 base hits and 281 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 240 batters and struck out 574. They have walked 3.7 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 4.53.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 66 hits this season in 246 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 123. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 255 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Cardinals have 549 hits, including 102 doubles and 81 home runs. St. Louis has walked 235 times so far this season and they have struck out 566 times as a unit. They have left 460 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 308 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 33-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.45, Noah Syndergaard has a 4-4 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 89 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 85 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 231 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 601 base knocks and 306 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 631 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Amed Rosario comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .287. He has 63 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 89. Pete Alonso is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 63 hits in 244 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .598. The Mets as a unit have 584 base hits, including 112 doubles and 93 homers. New York has walked 222 times this year and they have struck out on 630 occasions. They have had 468 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 318 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +140
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