Sunday, June 25, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Mike Leake
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Busch Stadium on Sunday, June 25, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +141 and St. Louis at -151. The Pirates have a 33-37-4 over/under mark and a 39-35-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 31-41-0 against the run line and have a 39-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-37-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-35-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-31-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-41-0 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
06/23/17 CF Dexter Fowler Quad "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
06/23/17 C Yadier Molina Knee "?" Saturday 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 34-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 5.46 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 53 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 232 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 696 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 545. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
For expert handicapping advice on this matchup and other MLB games check out our handicapping tips.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 78 hits this season in 268 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 114. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 264 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The Pirates have 619 hits, including 116 doubles and 72 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 256 times so far this season and they have struck out 546 times as a unit. They have left 532 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 313 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 33-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.03, Mike Leake has a 5-6 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 92 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 81 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 231 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 618 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 231 hitters and struck out 615 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 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .348. He has 66 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 227 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .502 with an OPS+ of 121. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 69 hits in 264 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .402. The Cardinals as a unit have 614 base hits, including 127 doubles and 87 homers. St. Louis has walked 249 times this year and they have struck out on 584 occasions. They have had 479 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 311 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +141
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
- Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- New York Yankees at New York Mets 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 8/17/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
- Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
- 8/17/2017 Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Predictions