Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals 6/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Luke Weaver
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Luke Weaver for the Cardinals.
Pittsburgh opens at +142 while St. Louis opens at -152. The Pirates have a 28-22-6 over/under record and a 25-31-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 24-30-0 against the run line and have a 20-29-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-22-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-31-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-29-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 24-30-0 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
05/31/18 P Alex Reyes Side 10-day DL (05/31)
05/31/18 CF Marcell Ozuna Finger is "?" Friday 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 29-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.35 this year. He has 58 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 497 base hits and 236 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 459. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Pirates hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 62 hits this season in 200 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 127. Josh Bell is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 205 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .395. The Pirates have 494 hits, including 98 doubles and 62 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 183 times so far this season and they have struck out 417 times as a unit. They have left 390 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 265 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 30-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.63, Luke Weaver has a 3-5 record and a 1.29 WHIP this season. He has 53 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 171 batters and walked 81 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 446 base knocks and 197 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 447 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 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .367. He has 57 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 194 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 121. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 51 hits in 196 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .337. The Cardinals as a unit have 444 base hits, including 75 doubles and 66 homers. St. Louis has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 482 occasions. They have had 369 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 237 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +142
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