San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals 8/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Perdomo vs. Carlos Martinez
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Perdomo for the Padres and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
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San Diego opens at +205 while St. Louis opens at -230. The Padres have a 65-53-7 over/under record and a 67-58-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 58-67-0 against the run line and have a 65-53-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 65-53-7 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 67-58-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 65-53-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 58-67-0 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 56-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Perdomo has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 4.93 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 93 strikeouts over his 122.1 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 457 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 1,076 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 170 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 1,034. 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 4.57.
As a team San Diego is hitting .234, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Manuel Margot is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 98 hits this season in 366 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 94. Wil Myers is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Padres have 970 hits, including 175 doubles and 154 home runs. San Diego has walked 358 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,168 times as a unit. They have left 795 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 483 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 63-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.57, Carlos Martinez has a 10-9 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 169 strikeouts over the 161.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 136 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 396 batters and walked 143 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 4.03. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,084 base knocks and 502 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 381 hitters and struck out 1,019 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 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 8th 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 103 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 383 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 109. Matt Carpenter is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 101 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,107 base hits, including 233 doubles and 150 homers. St. Louis has walked 446 times this year and they have struck out on 1,040 occasions. They have had 860 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 591 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +205
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