St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres MLB Picks & Predictions 6/30/2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Joey Lucchesi
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (40-40, 3rd in NL Central) travel to Petco Park on Sunday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (41-40, 3rd in NL West). The Cardinals open this contest at +125 while the Padres are coming in at -135. The O/U has been set at 8.
The Cardinals have been a hot and cold bet for baseball bettors, having gone 40-40-0 SU. San Diego covers 50.6% of the time, going 41-40-0 straight up. The Padres have been decent for bettors as favorites, going 22-19-0 SU. St. Louis has gone 16-18-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 47.1% of the time.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a pretty good Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 36-41-3.
St. Louis covers 41.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 15-21-0 straight up.
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego covers 52.4% of the time at Petco Park, going 22-20-0 SU.
The Padres have been an inconsistent Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 39-35-7.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/29/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/26/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/25/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
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
6/28/2019 Aaron Loup RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
6/28/2019 Adam Warren RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/28/2019 Hunter Renfroe LF Illness Probable for Jun 29
6/25/2019 Dinelson Lamet SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
6/25/2019 Brett Kennedy SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/22/2019 Jacob Nix SP Elbow 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
6/18/2019 Jose Castillo RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/17/2019 Franchy Cordero CF Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
2/19/2019 Garrett Richards SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 40-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 65 strikeouts over his 89.1 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 305 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 643 base hits and 327 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 270 batters and struck out 678. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 75 hits this season in 301 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 99. Paul DeJong is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Cardinals have 653 hits, including 119 doubles and 95 home runs. St. Louis has walked 276 times so far this season and they have struck out 671 times as a unit. They have left 554 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 359 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 41-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Joey Lucchesi has a 6-4 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 84.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 332 batters and walked 99 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 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 704 base knocks and 361 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 210 hitters and struck out 706 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 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Padres hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .354. He has 83 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 300 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 126. Eric Hosmer is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 90 hits in 311 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Padres as a unit have 659 base hits, including 119 doubles and 123 homers. San Diego has walked 237 times this year and they have struck out on 784 occasions. They have had 483 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 364 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +125
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