Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Lance Lynn
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Busch Stadium on Saturday, June 24, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +113 and St. Louis at -123. The Pirates have a 33-36-4 over/under mark and a 38-35-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 31-40-0 against the run line and have a 39-30-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-36-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 38-35-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-30-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-40-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/23/17 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (06/22)
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
06/22/17 CF Dexter Fowler Quad "?" Friday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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 33-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 74 strikeouts over his 90.1 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 690 base hits and 317 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 201 batters and struck out 535. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .247, good for 20th in the league. The Pirates hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 78 hits this season in 265 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 116. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 261 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Pirates have 614 hits, including 116 doubles and 70 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 253 times so far this season and they have struck out 540 times as a unit. They have left 527 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 309 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 33-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.33, Lance Lynn has a 5-4 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 59 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 230 batters and walked 87 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 613 base knocks and 293 earned runs this season. They have given up 84 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 228 hitters and struck out 609 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .346. He has 66 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 225 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .507 with an OPS+ of 122. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 68 hits in 260 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Cardinals as a unit have 608 base hits, including 127 doubles and 85 homers. St. Louis has walked 243 times this year and they have struck out on 574 occasions. They have had 471 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 308 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +113
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