St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 8/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Madison Bumgarner
The St. Louis Cardinals visit AT&T Park on Thursday, August 31, 2017 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +118 and San Francisco at -131. The Cardinals have a 68-55-8 over/under record and a 62-69-0 run line mark. The Giants are 57-77-0 against the run line and have a 62-61-11 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 68-55-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 62-69-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 62-61-11 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 57-77-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/29/17 C Yadier Molina Abdominal "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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 Francisco Giants Injuries
08/29/17 C Buster Posey Thumb "?" Wednesday vs. San Diego Padres
08/12/17 3B Miguel Gomez Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 10-day DL (08/05)
08/01/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister 10-day DL (07/15)
07/09/17 RF Austin Slater Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
07/02/17 3B Christian Arroyo Finger 60-day DL (07/02)
06/09/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 10-day DL (06/08)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 66-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 124 strikeouts over his 129 innings pitched and he's given up 138 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 419 hitters and walked 150 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,130 base hits and 521 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 396 batters and struck out 1,071. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 104 hits this season in 426 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 114. Yadier Molina is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Cardinals have 1,152 hits, including 241 doubles and 155 home runs. St. Louis has walked 463 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,082 times as a unit. They have left 900 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 611 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 53-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Madison Bumgarner has a 3-6 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 85.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 74 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,267 base knocks and 599 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 1,019 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 23rd in the league. The Giants hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Joe Panik comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .334. He has 111 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 408 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 95. Denard Span is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 109 hits in 411 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Giants as a unit have 1,136 base hits, including 241 doubles and 103 homers. San Francisco has walked 386 times this year and they have struck out on 974 occasions. They have had 906 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 527 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -131
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