Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals 9/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Adam Wainwright
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Busch Stadium on Monday, September 10, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +121 and St. Louis at -131. The Pirates have a 63-71-8 over/under mark and a 70-72-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 70-72-0 against the run line and have a 63-72-7 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 63-71-8 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 70-72-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 63-72-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 70-72-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/08/18 RF Gregory Polanco Knee is out for season
09/02/18 P Ivan Nova Personal is out indefinitely
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
09/08/18 C Yadier Molina Hamstring is doubtful Sunday vs Detroit Tigers
08/26/18 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/22/18 P Matt Pearce Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 60-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 71-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 12-9 record with an earned run average of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 102 strikeouts over his 148.2 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 516 hitters and walked 209 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,221 base hits and 561 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 437 batters and struck out 1,163. 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 4.05.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Pirates hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 136 hits this season in 490 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .455 and an OPS+ of 111. Corey Dickerson is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 452 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Pirates have 1,214 hits, including 249 doubles and 139 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 415 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,083 times as a unit. They have left 942 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 612 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 78-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.00, Adam Wainwright has a 1-3 record and a 1.83 WHIP this season. He has 15 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 442 batters and walked 225 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,171 base knocks and 526 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 514 hitters and struck out 1,147 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .398. He has 146 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 513 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 158. Matt Carpenter is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 135 hits in 496 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,207 base hits, including 215 doubles and 188 homers. St. Louis has walked 460 times this year and they have struck out on 1,201 occasions. They have had 973 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 655 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -131
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