St. Louis
Cardinals
Stadium Busch Stadium
0-0 Overall | NL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Regular season
Wed  7/22
vs
Giants
POSTPONED
Thu  7/23
vs
Cubs
POSTPONED
Fri  7/24
vs
Cubs
POSTPONED
Sat  7/25
vs
Cubs
POSTPONED
Sun  7/26
vs
Cubs
POSTPONED
Mon  7/27
@
Brewers
POSTPONED
Tue  7/28
@
Brewers
POSTPONED
Wed  7/29
@
Brewers
POSTPONED
Thu  7/30
@
Brewers
POSTPONED
Fri  7/31
@
Pirates
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 14/1, 6.7% (#5). Their 2.1% chance is #11 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the NL 5.8% of the time and are not a good value at 6/1, 14.3%. The Cardinals are averaging 84.1 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 88.5 wins. At -110 the Cardinals are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 39% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 3/2, 40%. They win the division in 24.6% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #6 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 91-71 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was 53%. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +664. They were very good against the spread going 88-74 for (+312 profit). More of their games came in under (85) than went over (68). Based on computer simulations they only have a 45% chance to beat the Reds in their next game. 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 slightly better than it should be. Since last season their average run differential is +0.57 which ranks #5 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 #3 ranked team in run differential in home games, vs #6 in road games.

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 Tommy Edman who is projected to be the #16 third baseman. 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
92 Cabrera, Genesis RP6-219010/10/19961No College
68 Carlson, Dylan 1B6-319510/23/19980No College
13 Carpenter, Matt 3B6-321511/26/19859TCU
27 Cecil, Brett RP6-224007/02/198610Maryland
11 DeJong, Paul SS6-020008/02/19933No College
38 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
--- Godoy, Jose 5-1118010/13/19940No 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
97 Herrera, Ivan C6-018006/01/20000No 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
15 Miller, Brad 2B6-221510/18/19897Clemson
4 Molina, Yadier C5-1121007/13/198216No College
83 Nogowski, John 1B6-221001/05/19930No College
41 O'Neill, Tyler LF5-1121006/22/19952No College
87 Oviedo, Johan RP6-621003/02/19980No 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
64 Sanchez, Ricardo SP5-1121504/11/19970No College
79 Schrock, Max SS5-918510/12/19940South Carolina
--- Sosa, Edmundo 6-020003/06/19962No College
35 Thomas, Lane CF6-018508/23/19951No College
50 Wainwright, Adam SP6-722008/30/198114No College
30 Webb, Tyler RP6-523007/20/19903South Carolina
--- Whitley, Kodi 6-422002/21/19950No College
32 Wieters, Matt C6-523005/21/198611Georgia Tech
26 Williams, Justin LF6-221508/20/19951No College
16 Wong, Kolten 2B5-718510/10/19907Hawaii
40 Woodford, Jake RP6-421510/28/19960No College