Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Cain vs. Adam Wainwright
The San Francisco Giants head to Busch Stadium on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Cain for the Giants and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at +153 and St. Louis at -163. The Giants have a 20-21-2 over/under mark and a 18-25-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 20-19-0 against the run line and have a 24-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 20-21-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 18-25-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 24-13-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-19-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/15/17 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 10-day DL (5/13)
05/12/17 3B Conor Gillaspie Back 10-day DL (5/11)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (4/15)
04/24/17 2B Aaron Hill Forearm 10-day DL (4/22)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Ribs 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (3/30)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/07/17 RF Jose Martinez Groin 10-day DL (5/7)
05/06/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Hamstring 10-day DL (5/5)
05/03/17 P Tyler Lyons Side 10-day DL (5/2)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 18-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Cain has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 32 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 390 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 350. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .234, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .354 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Buster Posey is hitting .369 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 45 hits this season in 122 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 172. Brandon Belt is hitting .243 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Giants have 344 hits, including 65 doubles and 33 home runs. San Francisco has walked 118 times so far this season and they have struck out 322 times as a unit. They have left 294 men on base and have a team OPS of .646. They score 3.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 21-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.31, Adam Wainwright has a 3-3 record and a 1.75 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 42.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 57 hits. He allows 12.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 117 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 340 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 135 hitters and struck out 326 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .280. He has 40 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 157 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 77. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 40 hits in 122 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .598. The Cardinals as a unit have 349 base hits, including 75 doubles and 42 homers. St. Louis has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out on 322 occasions. They have had 291 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 177 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +153
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