St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres 9/7/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Clayton Richard
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Petco Park on Thursday, September 7, 2017 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Clayton Richard for the Padres.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -145 and San Diego at +135. The Cardinals have a 72-58-8 over/under record and a 67-71-0 run line mark. The Padres are 75-64-0 against the run line and have a 71-60-8 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 72-58-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 67-71-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 71-60-8 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 75-64-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
09/06/17 1B Matt Carpenter Shoulder is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
09/05/17 CF Tommy Pham Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
09/05/17 CF Dexter Fowler Hip "?" Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
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 71-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 2.99 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 136 strikeouts over his 165.2 innings pitched and he's given up 125 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 432 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 3.94. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,190 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 415 batters and struck out 1,141. 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 4.08.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .260, good for 10th 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 8.8 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .239 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 106 hits this season in 443 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 113. Yadier Molina is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .435. The Cardinals have 1,220 hits, including 251 doubles and 169 home runs. St. Louis has walked 494 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,150 times as a unit. They have left 952 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 660 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 62-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.94, Clayton Richard has a 6-13 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 128 strikeouts over the 173 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 213 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 508 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,194 base knocks and 616 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 474 hitters and struck out 1,144 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 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 .395 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 .241 with an OBP of .324. He has 118 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 490 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .447 with an OPS+ of 103. Manuel Margot is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 109 hits in 414 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Padres as a unit have 1,071 base hits, including 190 doubles and 167 homers. San Diego has walked 399 times this year and they have struck out on 1,288 occasions. They have had 882 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 532 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -145
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