St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Tips 5/30/2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dakota Hudson vs. Jerad Eickhoff
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (26-27, 4th in NL Central) are headed to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (32-22, 1st in NL East). The Phillies open this game at -125 while the Cardinals are coming in at +115. The total is set at 10.
The Cardinals have been dicey for MLB bettors, having gone 26-27-0 SU. Philadelphia covers 59.3% of the time, going 32-22-0 straight up. The Phillies have been terrible for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 26-15-0 SU. St. Louis has gone 11-11-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 50.0% of the time.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a good Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 25-25-3.
St. Louis covers 39.1% of the time on the road, having gone 9-14-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia covers 65.5% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 19-10-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a good Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 24-29-1.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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
5/28/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/28/2019 Roman Quinn CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/28/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
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
5/21/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 26-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dakota Hudson has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.63 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 53.1 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 212 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 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 423 base hits and 228 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 462. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 55 hits this season in 205 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .449 and an OPS+ of 116. Paul DeJong is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 196 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .510. The Cardinals have 449 hits, including 84 doubles and 66 home runs. St. Louis has walked 200 times so far this season and they have struck out 434 times as a unit. They have left 382 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 263 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 32-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Jerad Eickhoff has a 2-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 190 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 479 base knocks and 222 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 185 hitters and struck out 464 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .396. He has 52 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 192 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 141. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 59 hits in 195 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Phillies as a unit have 453 base hits, including 112 doubles and 62 homers. Philadelphia has walked 210 times this year and they have struck out on 480 occasions. They have had 387 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 267 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -125
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