San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Luke Weaver
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jhoulys Chacin for the Padres and Luke Weaver for the Cardinals.
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San Diego opens at +144 while St. Louis opens at -154. The Padres have a 64-53-7 over/under record and a 66-58-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 58-66-0 against the run line and have a 64-53-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 64-53-7 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 66-58-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 64-53-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 58-66-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
08/05/17 P Jered Weaver Hip 60-day DL (05/20)
07/28/17 P Jarred Cosart Side 60-day DL (06/06)
07/22/17 SS Erick Aybar Foot 10-day DL (07/22)
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/24/17 P Miguel Diaz Forearm 10-day DL (06/22)
06/01/17 P Christian Friedrich Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/25/17 CF Travis Jankowski Foot 10-day DL (04/23)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/18/17 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (08/18)
08/18/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 10-day DL (08/18)
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 55-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.98 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 118 strikeouts over his 142.1 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,069 base hits and 564 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,022. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team San Diego is hitting .234, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Manuel Margot is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .307. He has 96 hits this season in 362 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .425 and an OPS+ of 92. Wil Myers is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 443 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Padres have 959 hits, including 173 doubles and 152 home runs. San Diego has walked 354 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,160 times as a unit. They have left 789 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 471 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 63-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Luke Weaver has a 1-1 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 14 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 392 batters and walked 140 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,073 base knocks and 490 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 1,011 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .336. He has 102 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 379 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 108. Matt Carpenter is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 101 hits in 410 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .441. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,100 base hits, including 231 doubles and 147 homers. St. Louis has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 1,028 occasions. They have had 854 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 587 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -154
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