St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals MLB Game Picks 4/29/2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Patrick Corbin
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Nationals Park on Monday, April 29, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Patrick Corbin for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +139 and Washington at -149. The Cardinals have a 15-8-3 over/under record and a 17-9-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 10-15-0 against the run line and have a 15-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 15-8-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 17-9-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 15-9-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 10-15-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/22/19 P Michael Wacha Knee 10-day IL (04/19)
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
04/27/19 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 16-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.59 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the bullpen and they've struck out 115 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 203 base hits and 114 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 238. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 5.42.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .346 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 37 hits this season in 107 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .607 and an OPS+ of 163. Kolten Wong is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Cardinals have 239 hits, including 47 doubles and 39 home runs. St. Louis has walked 98 times so far this season and they have struck out 217 times as a unit. They have left 190 men on base and have a team OPS of .812. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 11-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.48, Patrick Corbin has a 2-0 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.34 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 71 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 218 base knocks and 124 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 242 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 .255, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .356 with an OBP of .442. He has 26 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 73 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .740 with an OPS+ of 198. Adam Eaton is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 31 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .385. The Nationals as a unit have 217 base hits, including 47 doubles and 37 homers. Washington has walked 91 times this year and they have struck out on 252 occasions. They have had 168 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.24 runs per game and totaled 131 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -149
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