St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: John Gant vs. Jameson Taillon
The St. Louis Cardinals visit PNC Park on Sunday, September 24, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are John Gant for the Cardinals and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +106 and Pittsburgh at -116. The Cardinals have a 77-68-8 over/under record and a 75-78-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 80-74-0 against the run line and have a 60-89-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 77-68-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-78-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 60-89-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 80-74-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/23/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 60-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
09/03/17 2B Josh Harrison Hand 60-day DL (09/03)
08/27/17 C Francisco Cervelli Quad 10-day DL (08/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 81-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Gant has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 8 strikeouts over his 9.1 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 457 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 485 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,308 base hits and 593 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 455 batters and struck out 1,274. They have walked 3 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 4.05.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 137 hits this season in 496 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 97. Matt Carpenter is hitting .243 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 478 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Cardinals have 1,345 base hits, including 277 doubles and 185 homers. St. Louis has walked 561 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,269 times as a team. They have left 1,067 runners on base and have a team OPS of .767. They tally 4.78 runs per contest and have totaled 731 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 69-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Jameson Taillon has a 7-7 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 121.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 144 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 467 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,393 base knocks and 648 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 484 hitters and struck out 1,195 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 28th in the league. The Pirates hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .329. He has 132 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 524 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 105. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 149 hits in 545 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .473. The Pirates as a team have 1,260 base knocks, including 237 doubles and 144 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 490 times this season and they have struck out 1,150 times. They have had 1,083 runners left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 4.01 runs per contest and totaled 618 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +106
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