San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 9/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Suarez vs. Miles Mikolas
The San Francisco Giants visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Andrew Suarez for the Giants and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +160 and St. Louis at -190. The Giants have a 64-83-7 over/under record and a 78-76-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 76-78-0 against the run line and have a 71-76-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 64-83-7 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 78-76-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 71-76-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 76-78-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
09/22/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee is out for season
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
09/21/18 3B Matt Carpenter Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs San Francisco Giants
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 72-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Suarez has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 125 strikeouts over his 153 innings pitched and he's given up 151 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 526 hitters and walked 203 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 3.82. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,292 base hits and 588 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 497 batters and struck out 1,206. 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 3.94.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 131 hits this season in 507 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 99. Brandon Belt is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 399 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Giants have 1,270 hits, including 247 doubles and 129 home runs. San Francisco has walked 434 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,391 times as a unit. They have left 1,054 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 583 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 85-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.01, Miles Mikolas has a 16-4 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 185.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 179 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 529 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 499 batters and walked 251 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,284 base knocks and 582 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 562 hitters and struck out 1,271 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th 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. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .379. He has 140 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 534 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 147. Jose Ramirez is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 152 hits in 550 at bats while driving in 103 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,308 base hits, including 233 doubles and 199 homers. St. Louis has walked 502 times this year and they have struck out on 1,315 occasions. They have had 1,048 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 725 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -190
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