Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/18/2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Adam Wainwright
Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals (82-67, 2nd in NL East) travel to Busch Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (84-66, 1st in NL Central). The odds on this matchup have the Nationals coming in at -140 and the Cardinals are at +130. The total opens at 7.5.
The Nationals have been a pretty good choice for MLB bettors, having gone 82-67-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 56.0% of the time, going 84-66-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a solid Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 69-72-8.
Washington is covering 52.6% of the time away from home, having gone 40-36-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 63.2% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 48-28-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a solid Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 62-80-8.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/16/2019 Matt Adams 1B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/14/2019 Joe Ross RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/14/2019 Kurt Suzuki C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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
9/13/2019 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 82-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 2.65 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. He has 222 strikeouts over his 159.2 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.91 and they have given up 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 464 hitters and walked 208 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,254 base hits and 642 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 484 batters and struck out 1,384. 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 .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 170 hits this season in 510 at bats with 119 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 160. Juan Soto is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 149 hits and he has driven in 105 men in 507 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .572. The Nationals have 1,333 hits, including 273 doubles and 214 home runs. Washington has walked 526 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,202 times as a unit. They have left 1,018 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 793 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 84-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.00, Adam Wainwright has a 12-9 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 155.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 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 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,168 base knocks and 560 earned runs this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 499 hitters and struck out 1,293 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 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 23rd 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 .239 with an OBP of .320. He has 130 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 543 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 99. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 142 hits in 550 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,233 base hits, including 231 doubles and 190 homers. St. Louis has walked 506 times this year and they have struck out on 1,269 occasions. They have had 1,008 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 703 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals (+130)
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