St. Louis Cardinals at Detroit Tigers 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Matthew Boyd
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
St. Louis opens at -162 while Detroit opens at +152. The Cardinals have a 63-70-7 over/under record and a 70-70-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 70-70-0 against the run line and have a 60-74-6 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 63-70-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 70-70-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 60-74-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 70-70-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
09/06/18 C Yadier Molina Hamstring left last game, is questionable Friday vs Detroit Tigers
08/29/18 2B Jedd Gyorko Groin 10-day DL (08/29)
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)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/31/18 SS Jose Iglesias Abdominal 10-day DL (08/30)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 10-day DL (08/14)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 60-day DL (08/07)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 78-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 2.83 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 154 strikeouts over his 127.1 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 437 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,157 base hits and 518 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 502 batters and struck out 1,130. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 133 hits this season in 488 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 159. Yadier Molina is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .447. The Cardinals have 1,197 hits, including 213 doubles and 184 home runs. St. Louis has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,175 times as a unit. They have left 966 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 649 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 57-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.24, Matthew Boyd has a 9-12 record and a 1.13 WHIP this season. He has 137 strikeouts over the 153 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 440 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,221 base knocks and 617 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 1,041 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Tigers hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .346. He has 158 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 541 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 124. Victor Martinez is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 109 hits in 432 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .356. The Tigers as a unit have 1,164 base hits, including 256 doubles and 121 homers. Detroit has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 1,155 occasions. They have had 924 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 550 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -162
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