Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Reds (+115) Cardinals (-125)
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (20-25, 4th in NL Central) head to Busch Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (19-19, 2nd in NL Central). The odds on this matchup have the Reds priced at +115 and the Cardinals are at -125. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Tyler Mahle and Carlos Martinez.
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
9/12/2020 Mike Moustakas 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/12/2020 Jesse Winker DH Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/11/2020 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 Tyler Thornburg RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/11/2020 Matt Bowman RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/10/2020 Wade Miley SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/8/2020 Nick Senzel CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/12/2020 Dexter Fowler RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/11/2020 Giovanny Gallegos RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/10/2020 Johan Oviedo SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/9/2020 Kwang Hyun Kim SP Chest Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/4/2020 Kodi Whitley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/31/2020 Ricardo Sanchez RP Elbow Out for the season
8/11/2020 Miles Mikolas SP Forearm Out for the season
6/28/2020 John Brebbia RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 20-25 overall record this season. Mahle has pitched in 299 innings and is sitting with 298 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.76 (158 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.388. He has conceded 304 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 111 walks. Mahle (12-25 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.79 and he has gone up against 1,305 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 175 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 308 base hits and 172 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 453. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .211, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.5 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .219 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 30 hits this season in 137 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 92. Jesse Winker is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 123 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Reds have 291 hits, including 57 doubles and 66 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 385 times as a unit. They have left 279 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 172 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 19-19 overall mark this year. Martinez (58-42 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.44 earned run average while allowing 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 and he has faced 3,692 batters so far in his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Martinez has surrendered 790 base hits while accumulating 858 strikeouts in 872 frames. He has allowed 333 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.283 and having a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 131 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 242 base knocks and 128 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 284 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .377. He has 32 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 117 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .325 with an OPS+ of 94. Tommy Edman is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 34 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Cardinals as a unit have 282 base hits, including 53 doubles and 37 homers. St. Louis has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 287 occasions. They have had 238 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 169 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-125)
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