St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 5/28/2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Nick Pivetta
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (26-26, 4th in NL Central) head to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (31-22, 1st in NL East). The Phillies open this matchup at -130 while the Cardinals are coming in at +120. The total is set at 9.5.
The Cardinals have been solid for oddsmakers, having gone 26-26-0 SU. The Phillies are covering 58.5% of the time, going 31-22-0 straight up. The Phillies have been a very good option for wagerers as the favorite, going 25-15-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 52.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-10-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 25-24-3.
St. Louis covers 40.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-13-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia covers 64.3% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 18-10-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a decent Under play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 24-28-1.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
5/27/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/18/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
4/19/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
5/26/2019 Pat Neshek RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/25/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
5/24/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/21/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/20/2019 Roman Quinn CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 3
4/17/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 26-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.82 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 209 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 415 base hits and 224 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 449. 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 4.66.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 53 hits this season in 201 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 112. Paul DeJong is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 193 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The Cardinals have 445 hits, including 84 doubles and 64 home runs. St. Louis has walked 198 times so far this season and they have struck out 423 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 260 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 31-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.35, Nick Pivetta has a 2-1 record and a 2.13 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 18.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He's allowing 15.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 185 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 475 base knocks and 219 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 183 hitters and struck out 453 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .394. He has 50 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 188 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 142. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 58 hits in 192 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Phillies as a unit have 445 base hits, including 110 doubles and 61 homers. Philadelphia has walked 210 times this year and they have struck out on 467 occasions. They have had 384 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 263 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -130
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