St. Louis
Cardinals
Stadium Busch Stadium
49-46 Overall | NL CENTRAL 3rd
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2434251164.05
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  7/21
@
Reds
1:10pm
Mon  7/22
@
Pirates
7:05pm
Tue  7/23
@
Pirates
7:05pm
Wed  7/24
@
Pirates
7:05pm
Thu  7/25
@
Pirates
12:35pm
Fri  7/26
vs
Astros
8:15pm
Sat  7/27
vs
Astros
FS17:15pm
Sun  7/28
vs
Astros
2:15pm
Tue  7/30
vs
Cubs
8:15pm
Wed  7/31
vs
Cubs
ESPN8:15pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 10 GAME OUTLOOK: PARTLY SUNNY

The forecast for their next 10 games is generally good. They have 4 games where they are favored by >60% of the simulations, 4 more 'toss up' games, and 2 games where they are a clear underdog.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game

JUL 19
CLOSE GAME
53% @CIN
308 miles
JUL 20
CLOSE GAME
56% @CIN
-- miles
JUL 21
CLOSE GAME
52% @CIN
-- miles
JUL 22
CLOSE GAME
53% @PIT
257 miles
JUL 23
CLOSE GAME
50% @PIT
-- miles
JUL 24
CLOSE GAME
51% @PIT
-- miles
JUL 25
CLOSE GAME
41% @PIT
-- miles
JUL 26
CLOSE GAME
50% HOU
558 miles
JUL 27
LIKELY WIN
64% HOU
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JUL 28
LIKELY LOSS
38% HOU
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The most likely scenario over the next 10 games is a record of 5-5 (25% chance). Their chances of winning 7 or more are 17.5%. At #6 in the league, they are behind the Brewers by half a point. There is only a 0.18 advantage in projected wins over their next 10 games so we do not expect them to pick up ground in the league. They are in a battle with Phillies in the league. With a +1.06 advantage in projected wins over their next 10 games they have a good chance of widening the gap.

The Fatigue Index factors for travel (miles, time zones crossed) and games played. Based on this index the Cardinals are the 20th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Cardinals are playing 13 games, traveling 6004 miles crossing 13 time zones. They rank #23 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

Sportsline has a free pick on the St Louis Cardinals' next game. They are -105 favorites and there is slight value on them to win. Visit Sportsline.com to find out if there is a lot of value on this pick and get picks vs totals, money lines and a complete projected box score of the game.

SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B-

At 49-46 the Cardinals are behind their money line projected win total of 49.8 wins. They have 31 bad losses (they were favored or got blown out as slight underdogs) vs 26 good wins (wins as clear underdog, or 2+ final margin in what was expected to be a close game, or a 5+ final margin). They have won 45% of their road games and were expected to win 49%. At home they have a 58% win percentage vs an expected win rate of 56%. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (9-7, 56%) is better than their expected 51% win percentage. The Cardinals should be a slightly above average team based on simulations where they won 50.6% of the simulations played vs every other team as if they were playing on a neutral court with players available in the playoffs (#16 in the league). They have moved up from #18 in the league back on 7/3.

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Their average run differential is +0.15 which ranks #7 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #6. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #3 ranked team in run differential in home games, vs #11 in road games. Their average run differential in their past 10 games is +1.2 which ranks them #6 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (DOWN OVERALL)

The Cardinals are competing to make the playoffs, but they have seen their chances go up and down this season. In our pre-season forecast they had a 50.7% chance of making the playoffs. On 5/1 they had an 81.1% chance before dropping to 6.1% on 5/30. From the start of the season to now their chances are down significantly to 27.4%. They have a 13.5% chance of winning their division. Based on the odds, they have a 7.7% chance of winning the NL (12/1) and a 3.8% chance of winning it all (25/1).

Strength of Schedule Getting Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 51% #7 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 50% #13 Toughest

Cardinals' Season Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (SP, RP, C, 1B/DH, 2B, 3B, SS, OF). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
48 Bader, Harrison CF6-020506/03/19943Florida
60 Brebbia, John RP6-120005/30/19903No College
12 DeJong, Paul SS6-020008/02/19933No College
19 Edman, Tommy 3B5-1018505/09/19951Stanford
22 Flaherty, Jack SP6-422510/15/19953No College
25 Fowler, Dexter RF6-520503/22/198612No College
65 Gallegos, Giovanny RP6-221008/14/19913No College
53 Gant, John RP6-419508/06/19924No College
46 Goldschmidt, Paul 1B6-322509/10/19879No College
43 Hudson, Dakota SP6-521509/15/19942Mississippi State
7 Knizner, Andrew C6-122502/03/19951NC State
55 Leone, Dominic RP5-1119510/26/19916Clemson
18 Martinez, Carlos RP5-1120009/21/19917No College
38 Martinez, Jose RF6-723007/25/19884No College
39 Mikolas, Miles SP6-522008/23/19885No College
21 Miller, Andrew RP6-720505/21/198514North Carolina
34 Munoz, Yairo 3B6-021001/23/19952No College
41 O'Neill, Tyler LF5-1121006/22/19952No College
62 Ponce de Leon, Daniel SP6-320501/16/19922No College
40 Shreve, Chasen RP6-419507/12/19906No College
--- Sosa, Edmundo 6-020003/06/19961No College
52 Wacha, Michael SP6-521507/01/19917Texas A&M
50 Wainwright, Adam SP6-722008/30/198114No College
32 Wieters, Matt C6-523005/21/198611Georgia Tech
16 Wong, Kolten 2B5-718510/10/19907Hawaii