Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/17/2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Miles Mikolas
Busch Stadium is the venue where Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (83-66, 1st in NL Central) will play the Washington Nationals (82-66, 2nd in NL East) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Nationals coming in at -124 and the Cardinals are at +114. The over/under opens at 8.5.
The Nationals have been an excellent bet for wagerers, having gone 82-66-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 55.7% of the time, going 83-66-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been an inconsistent Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 69-71-8.
The Nationals cover 53.3% of the time as a visitor, having gone 40-35-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis is covering 62.7% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 47-28-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a good Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 62-79-8.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/15/2019 Matt Adams 1B Shoulder Probable for Sep 16
9/14/2019 Kurt Suzuki C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/14/2019 Joe Ross RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/10/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/7/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/4/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/16/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/15/2019 Carlos Martinez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/13/2019 Matt Wieters C Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Out for the season
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 82-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 12-7 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 213 strikeouts over his 185.2 innings pitched and he's given up 154 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.91 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 459 hitters and walked 206 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,249 base hits and 638 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 478 batters and struck out 1,373. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Washington is hitting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .332 with an on-base percentage of .416. He has 168 hits this season in 506 at bats with 118 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .625 and an OPS+ of 160. Juan Soto is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .406. He has totaled 149 hits and he has driven in 105 men in 504 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .575. The Nationals have 1,328 hits, including 273 doubles and 213 home runs. Washington has walked 524 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,201 times as a unit. They have left 1,014 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 791 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 83-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, Miles Mikolas has a 9-13 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 136 strikeouts over the 170.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 177 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 559 batters and walked 210 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,163 base knocks and 558 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 497 hitters and struck out 1,292 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .320. He has 130 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 540 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 100. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 142 hits in 548 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,228 base hits, including 230 doubles and 189 homers. St. Louis has walked 500 times this year and they have struck out on 1,258 occasions. They have had 1,001 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 699 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals (+114)
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