St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/20/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Ivan Nova
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
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St. Louis opens at +100 while Pittsburgh opens at -110. The Cardinals have a 63-52-7 over/under record and a 58-64-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 63-59-0 against the run line and have a 50-67-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 63-52-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 58-64-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 50-67-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 63-59-0 against the run line
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)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/18/17 P Wade LeBlanc Quad 10-day DL (08/18)
08/17/17 C Francisco Cervelli Hand 10-day DL (08/14)
08/16/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 63-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 3.88 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 97 strikeouts over his 144 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 384 hitters and walked 139 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,052 base hits and 478 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out 997. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 100 hits this season in 371 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 107. Matt Carpenter is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 402 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Cardinals have 1,082 hits, including 226 doubles and 144 home runs. St. Louis has walked 439 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,009 times as a unit. They have left 841 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 580 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 58-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Ivan Nova has a 10-10 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 155 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 164 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 368 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,127 base knocks and 523 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 355 hitters and struck out 933 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .348. He has 121 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 103. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 123 hits in 426 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .512. The Pirates as a unit have 1,023 base hits, including 192 doubles and 115 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 410 times this year and they have struck out on 875 occasions. They have had 875 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 519 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +100 and under 9 total runs
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