Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Chad Kuhl
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
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St. Louis opens at +118 while Pittsburgh opens at -128. The Cardinals have a 48-37-3 over/under record and a 39-49-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 47-42-0 against the run line and have a 37-47-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-37-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-49-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-47-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-42-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/09/17 P Jameson Taillon Flu "?" for next scheduled start
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 43-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 93 strikeouts over his 102.1 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 276 hitters and walked 104 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 757 base hits and 352 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 748. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .255, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 81 hits this season in 270 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 130. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .293. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 273 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Cardinals have 759 hits, including 159 doubles and 107 home runs. St. Louis has walked 311 times so far this season and they have struck out 717 times as a unit. They have left 594 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 402 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 42-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.96, Chad Kuhl has a 3-6 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 85.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 91 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 275 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 825 base knocks and 373 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 252 hitters and struck out 658 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 26th in the league. The Pirates hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .361. He has 90 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 321 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 108. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 93 hits in 316 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Pirates as a unit have 729 base hits, including 145 doubles and 87 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 309 times this year and they have struck out on 649 occasions. They have had 638 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 378 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +118 and under 2 total runs
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