San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 9/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Adam Wainwright
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
San Francisco opens at +145 while St. Louis opens at -170. The Giants have a 63-83-7 over/under record and a 78-75-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 75-78-0 against the run line and have a 70-76-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 63-83-7 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 78-75-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 70-76-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-78-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
09/21/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee is questionable Friday vs St. Louis Cardinals
08/30/18 C Buster Posey Hip 60-day DL (08/25)
08/30/18 CF Steve Duggar Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29); is out for season
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 60-day DL (07/31)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 60-day DL (07/15)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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 60-day DL (06/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 72-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 2.30 and a WHIP of 1.07 this year. He has 86 strikeouts over his 109.1 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 473 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 523 hitters and walked 202 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,281 base hits and 583 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 495 batters and struck out 1,198. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Giants hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 101 hits this season in 399 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 108. Brandon Crawford is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 505 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Giants have 1,262 hits, including 244 doubles and 129 home runs. San Francisco has walked 429 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,375 times as a unit. They have left 1,045 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 580 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 84-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Adam Wainwright has a 2-3 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 27 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 525 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 486 batters and walked 249 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,276 base knocks and 579 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 557 hitters and struck out 1,255 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .392. He has 151 hits this year along with 101 RBI in 546 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 154. Matt Carpenter is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 139 hits in 529 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,297 base hits, including 230 doubles and 199 homers. St. Louis has walked 500 times this year and they have struck out on 1,307 occasions. They have had 1,040 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 720 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -170
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