St. Louis
Cardinals
Stadium Busch Stadium
91-71 Overall | NL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2457642103.80
Schedule
Preseason
Sat  2/22
vs
Mets
1:05pm
Sun  2/23
@
Mets
1:10pm
Mon  2/24
@
Marlins
1:05pm
Tue  2/25
vs
Nationals
1:05pm
Wed  2/26
vs
Marlins
1:05pm
Wed  2/26
@
Astros
1:05pm
Thu  2/27
@
Braves
1:05pm
Fri  2/28
@
Mets
1:10pm
Sat  2/29
vs
Nationals
1:05pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 18/1, 5.3% (#6). If futures lines were not heavily juiced, the Cardinals would be a good betting value. Their 4.3% chance to win the World Series (based on simulations) is #8 in the league. They are a good bet to win the NL at 9/1, 10%. Their sim chance is 12.1%. They are projected to win 90 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 88.5. Their playoff chances stand at 90.1% (66.2% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 70.8-65.2. At 76-60 they ahead of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+517 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (74-62) for a +561 profit. Their under-over record is 74-54 with 8 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the San Francisco Giants. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is better than it should be. Their average run differential is +0.49 which ranks #6 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #4. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #2 ranked team in run differential in home games, vs #9 in road games. Based on run differential, they are trending up. Their average run differential in their past 14 games is +2.79 (#2 over this stretch).

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Marcell Ozuna who is projected to be the #11 outfielder the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
48 Bader, Harrison CF6-020506/03/19943Florida
60 Brebbia, John RP6-120005/30/19903No College
61 Cabrera, Genesis RP6-219010/10/19961No College
13 Carpenter, Matt 3B6-321511/26/19859TCU
27 Cecil, Brett RP6-224007/02/198610Maryland
11 DeJong, Paul SS6-020008/02/19933No College
--- Dean, Austin LF6-119010/14/19932No College
19 Edman, Tommy 3B5-1018505/09/19951Stanford
44 Fernandez, Junior RP6-118003/02/19971No College
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
36 Gomber, Austin SP6-523011/23/19931No College
56 Helsley, Ryan RP6-222007/18/19941No College
12 Hicks, Jordan RP6-220509/06/19962No College
43 Hudson, Dakota SP6-521509/15/19942Mississippi State
33 Kim, Kwang Hyun SP6-118307/22/19880No College
7 Knizner, Andrew C6-122502/03/19951NC State
18 Martinez, Carlos RP5-1120009/21/19917No College
39 Mikolas, Miles SP6-522008/23/19885No College
21 Miller, Andrew RP6-720505/21/198514North Carolina
4 Molina, Yadier C5-1121007/13/198216No College
--- Montero, Elehuris 3B6-319508/17/19980No College
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
47 Ravelo, Rangel 1B6-122504/24/19921No College
29 Reyes, Alex RP6-423008/29/19943No College
--- Seijas, Alvaro P5-817510/10/19980No College
63 Sosa, Edmundo 2B6-020003/06/19962No College
35 Thomas, Lane CF6-018508/23/19951No College
64 Urias, Ramon 2B5-1015006/03/19940No College
50 Wainwright, Adam SP6-722008/30/198114No College
30 Webb, Tyler RP6-523007/20/19903South Carolina
32 Wieters, Matt C6-523005/21/198611Georgia Tech
--- Williams, Justin LF6-221508/20/19951No College
16 Wong, Kolten 2B5-718510/10/19907Hawaii
--- Woodford, Jake RP6-421510/28/19960No College