St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 9/3/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Luke Weaver vs. Jeff Samardzija
The St. Louis Cardinals visit AT&T Park on Sunday, September 3, 2017 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Luke Weaver for the Cardinals and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +106 and San Francisco at -116. The Cardinals have a 70-56-8 over/under record and a 64-70-0 run line mark. The Giants are 57-80-0 against the run line and have a 63-63-11 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 70-56-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 64-70-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 63-63-11 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 57-80-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
09/02/17 CF Tommy Pham Thumb "?" Saturday vs. San Francisco Giants
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
08/12/17 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 68-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.48 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 36 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 424 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,167 base hits and 534 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 402 batters and struck out 1,104. 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 4.09.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th 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 .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 433 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Cardinals have 1,193 hits, including 246 doubles and 163 home runs. St. Louis has walked 480 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,109 times as a unit. They have left 932 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 53-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.43, Jeff Samardzija has a 9-12 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 175 strikeouts over the 176.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 180 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 421 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 378 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,310 base knocks and 624 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 416 hitters and struck out 1,034 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 24th 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 .267 with an OBP of .328. He has 113 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 424 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .399 with an OPS+ of 92. Denard Span is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 113 hits in 428 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Giants as a unit have 1,168 base hits, including 251 doubles and 105 homers. San Francisco has walked 400 times this year and they have struck out on 1,001 occasions. They have had 938 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 538 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +106
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