St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/28/2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Eric Lauer
Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres (40-40, 4th in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (40-39, 3rd in NL Central) at Petco Park on Friday, June 28, 2019. The Cardinals open this game at +106 while the Padres are coming in at -116. The total is set at 8.5.
The Cardinals have been a good play for baseball wagerers, having gone 40-39-0 SU. The Padres cover 50.0% of the time, going 40-40-0 straight up. The Padres have been solid for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 21-19-0 SU. St. Louis covers 48.5% of the time as the underdog, having gone 16-17-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a dicey Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 36-40-3.
St. Louis covers 42.9% of the time away from home, having gone 15-20-0 straight up.
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego covers 51.2% of the time at Petco Park, going 21-20-0 SU.
The Padres have been a hot and cold Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 39-34-7.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/26/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/25/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/18/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
6/25/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Dinelson Lamet SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
6/22/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/21/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/18/2019 Jose Castillo RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/18/2019 Travis Jankowski CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/17/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/27/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
2/19/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 40-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 5.59 and a WHIP of 1.67 this season. He has 60 strikeouts over his 66 innings pitched and he's given up 74 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 304 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 636 base hits and 324 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 268 batters and struck out 675. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 75 hits this season in 297 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 102. Paul DeJong is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 297 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Cardinals have 644 hits, including 117 doubles and 95 home runs. St. Louis has walked 274 times so far this season and they have struck out 663 times as a unit. They have left 544 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 358 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 40-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.32, Eric Lauer has a 5-7 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 81.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 84 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 695 base knocks and 360 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 208 hitters and struck out 698 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Padres hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .358. He has 83 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 296 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 129. Eric Hosmer is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 88 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Padres as a unit have 652 base hits, including 117 doubles and 121 homers. San Diego has walked 235 times this year and they have struck out on 781 occasions. They have had 480 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.51 runs per game and totaled 361 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres -116
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