St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 5/1/2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Max Scherzer
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Nationals Park on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +155 and Washington at -165. The Cardinals have a 16-9-3 over/under record and a 19-9-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 10-17-0 against the run line and have a 17-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 16-9-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 19-9-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 17-9-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 10-17-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/17/19 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/29/19 3B Anthony Rendon Elbow is questionable Tuesday vs St. Louis Cardinals
04/28/19 1B Ryan Zimmerman Plantar Fasciitis 10-day IL (04/28)
04/27/19 P Koda Glover Elbow 60-day IL
04/26/19 P Trevor Rosenthal Infection 10-day IL (04/26)
04/20/19 P Austen Williams Undisclosed 10-day IL (04/20)
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 18-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 34 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 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 215 base hits and 119 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 253. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 5.21.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Kolten Wong is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 23 hits this season in 88 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 131. Paul DeJong is hitting .342 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .605. The Cardinals have 255 hits, including 53 doubles and 40 home runs. St. Louis has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 233 times as a unit. They have left 202 men on base and have a team OPS of .807. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 155 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 12-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Max Scherzer has a 1-3 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.25 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 238 base knocks and 135 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 263 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .355. He has 32 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 110 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 90. Anthony Rendon is hitting .356 this season and he has an OBP of .442. He has collected 26 hits in 73 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .740. The Nationals as a unit have 235 base hits, including 47 doubles and 41 homers. Washington has walked 101 times this year and they have struck out on 275 occasions. They have had 188 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 141 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -165
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