Friday, June 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Adam Wainwright
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Busch Stadium on Friday, June 23, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +123 and St. Louis at -133. The Pirates have a 33-35-4 over/under record and a 37-35-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 31-39-0 against the run line and have a 39-29-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-35-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-35-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-29-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-39-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/28/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (04/25)
05/28/17 P Josh Lindblom Side 10-day DL (05/20)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/20/17 2B Kolten Wong Tricep 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 33-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 39 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 679 base hits and 313 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 530. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .248, good for 20th in the league. The Pirates hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 78 hits this season in 263 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .456 and an OPS+ of 116. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 259 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Pirates have 610 hits, including 116 doubles and 69 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 250 times so far this season and they have struck out 530 times as a unit. They have left 523 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 307 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 33-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.75, Adam Wainwright has a 7-5 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 89 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 229 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 228 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 606 base knocks and 291 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 224 hitters and struck out 603 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .347. He has 66 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 222 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 123. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 67 hits in 257 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Cardinals as a unit have 603 base hits, including 127 doubles and 84 homers. St. Louis has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out on 565 occasions. They have had 467 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 307 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +123
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