St. Louis
Cardinals
Stadium Busch Stadium
84-67 Overall | NL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2467051903.81
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  9/19
@
Cubs
FOX7:15pm
Fri  9/20
@
Cubs
2:20pm
Sat  9/21
@
Cubs
2:20pm
Sun  9/22
@
Cubs
TBS2:20pm
Mon  9/23
@
Diamondbacks
9:40pm
Tue  9/24
@
Diamondbacks
9:40pm
Wed  9/25
@
Diamondbacks
YouT3:40pm
Fri  9/27
vs
Cubs
8:15pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Cubs
FOX7:15pm
Sun  9/29
vs
Cubs
3:15pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 79.3-70.7. They are ahead of expectations with their 84-66 record. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+418 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (81-69) for a +534 profit. Their under-over record is 81-61 with 8 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Washington Nationals. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 16/1, 5.9% (#6). Their simulation based win percentage (5%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. They are a good bet to win the NL at 7/1, 12.5%. Their sim chance is 13.9%. They are projected to win 90 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 88.5. Their playoff chances stand at 90.8% (61.2% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the NL.

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is better than it should be. Their average run differential is +0.65 which ranks #5 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #3. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #3 ranked team in run differential in home games, vs #6 in road games. Based on run differential, they are trending up. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is +2.23 (#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 Paul Goldschmidt who is projected to be the #9 first baseman / DH 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
66 Arozarena, Randy RF5-1117002/28/19951No College
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
12 DeJong, Paul SS6-020008/02/19933No 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
56 Helsley, Ryan RP6-222007/18/19941No College
43 Hudson, Dakota SP6-521509/15/19942Mississippi State
68 Hudson, Joe C6-120605/21/19912Notre Dame
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
59 Mayers, Mike RP6-322512/06/19914Ole Miss
39 Mikolas, Miles SP6-522008/23/19885No College
21 Miller, Andrew RP6-720505/21/198514North Carolina
4 Molina, Yadier C5-1121007/13/198216No College
34 Munoz, Yairo 3B6-021001/23/19952No College
41 O'Neill, Tyler LF5-1121006/22/19952No College
23 Ozuna, Marcell LF6-122511/12/19907No College
62 Ponce de Leon, Daniel SP6-320501/16/19922No College
47 Ravelo, Rangel 1B6-122504/24/19921No College
63 Sosa, Edmundo 2B6-020003/06/19962No College
52 Wacha, Michael SP6-521507/01/19917Texas A&M
50 Wainwright, Adam SP6-722008/30/198114No College
30 Webb, Tyler RP6-523007/20/19903South Carolina
32 Wieters, Matt C6-523005/21/198611Georgia Tech
16 Wong, Kolten 2B5-718510/10/19907Hawaii