St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres 9/5/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Travis Wood
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Travis Wood for the Padres.
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St. Louis opens at -136 while San Diego opens at +126. The Cardinals have a 71-57-8 over/under record and a 65-71-0 run line mark. The Padres are 75-62-0 against the run line and have a 70-59-8 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 71-57-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 65-71-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 70-59-8 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 75-62-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/27/17 3B Jedd Gyorko Hamstring 10-day DL (08/27)
08/23/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 60-day DL (08/18)
08/18/17 P Adam Wainwright 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 San Diego Padres Injuries
08/05/17 P Jered Weaver Hip 60-day DL (05/20)
07/28/17 P Jarred Cosart Side 60-day DL (06/06)
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/01/17 P Christian Friedrich Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/25/17 CF Travis Jankowski Foot 10-day DL (04/23)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 69-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 126 strikeouts over his 135 innings pitched and he's given up 142 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 430 hitters and walked 153 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,178 base hits and 539 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 409 batters and struck out 1,123. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .241 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 106 hits this season in 440 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 114. Yadier Molina is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 438 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Cardinals have 1,204 hits, including 249 doubles and 166 home runs. St. Louis has walked 487 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,129 times as a unit. They have left 941 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 650 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 62-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.47, Travis Wood has a 3-4 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 79 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 94 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 494 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,178 base knocks and 607 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 467 hitters and struck out 1,123 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Wil Myers comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .324. He has 115 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 103. Manuel Margot is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 108 hits in 407 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .423. The Padres as a unit have 1,059 base hits, including 189 doubles and 166 homers. San Diego has walked 393 times this year and they have struck out on 1,270 occasions. They have had 872 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They have scored 3.85 runs per game and totaled 528 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +126
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