Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals 9/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Miles Mikolas
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Busch Stadium on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +127 and St. Louis at -137. The Pirates have a 63-71-8 over/under record and a 70-72-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 71-72-0 against the run line and have a 63-73-7 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 63-73-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 71-72-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/08/18 RF Gregory Polanco Knee is out for season
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
09/09/18 C Yadier Molina Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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 Joe Musgrove has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 88 strikeouts over his 103.1 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. 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 16th 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 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 131 hits this season in 452 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 108. Starling Marte is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 136 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 490 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .455. 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 79-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.06, Miles Mikolas has a 14-4 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 173.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 170 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 443 batters and walked 227 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 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 3.69. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,176 base knocks and 528 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 517 hitters and struck out 1,154 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 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 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. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .384. He has 135 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 500 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .558 with an OPS+ of 155. Jose Ramirez is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 146 hits in 517 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,214 base hits, including 215 doubles and 188 homers. St. Louis has walked 463 times this year and they have struck out on 1,208 occasions. They have had 978 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 660 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +127
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