Sunday, July 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Trevor Williams
The St. Louis Cardinals head to PNC Park on Sunday, July 16, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -142 and Pittsburgh at +132. The Cardinals have a 48-38-3 over/under mark and a 39-50-0 run line record. The Pirates are 48-42-0 against the run line and have a 37-48-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-38-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-50-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-48-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 48-42-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/14/17 LF Randal Grichuk Back 10-day DL (07/14)
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
07/14/17 P Jameson Taillon Flu is upgraded to expected to start Saturday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 43-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 128 strikeouts over his 116.1 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 279 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 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 3.98. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 769 base hits and 357 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 281 batters and struck out 754. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 82 hits this season in 274 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .526 and an OPS+ of 131. 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 765 hits, including 159 doubles and 108 home runs. St. Louis has walked 311 times so far this season and they have struck out 722 times as a unit. They have left 598 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 404 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 43-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.80, Trevor Williams has a 3-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 75 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 75 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 276 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 831 base knocks and 375 earned runs this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 252 hitters and struck out 663 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 25th in the league. The Pirates hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .356. He has 90 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 326 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 105. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 94 hits in 319 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Pirates as a unit have 741 base hits, including 148 doubles and 88 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 315 times this year and they have struck out on 655 occasions. They have had 648 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 383 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +132
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