St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 9/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Johnny Cueto
The St. Louis Cardinals head to AT&T Park on Friday, September 1, 2017 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Johnny Cueto for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +100 and San Francisco at -110. The Cardinals have a 69-55-8 over/under mark and a 62-70-0 run line record. The Giants are 57-78-0 against the run line and have a 62-62-11 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 69-55-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 62-70-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 62-62-11 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 57-78-0 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 Francisco Giants Injuries
08/30/17 C Buster Posey Thumb "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
08/30/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister 10-day DL (07/15) - expected to start Friday vs. St. Louis
08/12/17 3B Miguel Gomez Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 10-day DL (08/05)
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 66-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty is expected to make his season debut for St. Louis. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 420 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 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,149 base hits and 526 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 1,092. They have walked 3 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 4.10.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .261, 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 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 105 hits this season in 432 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 116. Yadier Molina is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Cardinals have 1,168 hits, including 243 doubles and 159 home runs. St. Louis has walked 475 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,100 times as a unit. They have left 916 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 626 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 53-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.59, Johnny Cueto has a 6-7 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 103 strikeouts over the 115.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 121 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 373 batters and walked 179 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 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,285 base knocks and 609 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 411 hitters and struck out 1,025 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 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .376 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 .335. He has 113 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 415 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 95. Denard Span is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 112 hits in 421 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Giants as a unit have 1,150 base hits, including 245 doubles and 104 homers. San Francisco has walked 395 times this year and they have struck out on 989 occasions. They have had 924 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +100
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