Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals 6/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Miles Mikolas
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, June 1, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
Pittsburgh opens at +120 while St. Louis opens at -130. The Pirates have a 27-22-6 over/under record and a 25-30-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 23-30-0 against the run line and have a 19-29-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 27-22-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-30-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 19-29-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 23-30-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/28/18 P Ivan Nova Finger 10-day DL (05/25)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/30/18 CF Marcell Ozuna Finger is "?" Thursday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
05/27/18 P Greg Holland Hip 10-day DL (05/26)
05/19/18 P Matt Bowman Finger 10-day DL (05/17)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/10/18 P Carlos Martinez Back 10-day DL (05/09)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
05/06/18 C Yadier Molina Groin 10-day DL (05/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 29-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 54 strikeouts over his 57.2 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 200 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 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 4.14. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 483 base hits and 227 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 163 batters and struck out 454. 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 3.90.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 60 hits this season in 195 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 126. Josh Bell is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 201 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .383. The Pirates have 482 hits, including 96 doubles and 60 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 180 times so far this season and they have struck out 409 times as a unit. They have left 383 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 257 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 29-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.58, Miles Mikolas has a 6-0 record and a 0.98 WHIP this season. He has 51 strikeouts over the 66.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 168 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 434 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 181 hitters and struck out 439 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .369. He has 57 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 191 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .445 with an OPS+ of 123. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .305. He has collected 51 hits in 196 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .337. The Cardinals as a unit have 430 base hits, including 72 doubles and 65 homers. St. Louis has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 477 occasions. They have had 361 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 227 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +120
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