St. Louis Cardinals at Detroit Tigers 9/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: John Gant vs. Michael Fulmer
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Comerica Park on Sunday, September 9, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are John Gant for the Cardinals and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -135 and Detroit at +115. The Cardinals have a 63-71-7 over/under mark and a 70-71-0 run line record. The Tigers are 71-70-0 against the run line and have a 60-75-6 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 63-71-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 70-71-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 60-75-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 71-70-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
09/08/18 2B Jedd Gyorko Groin 10-day DL (08/29); expected to be activated Saturday vs Detroit Tigers
09/08/18 C Yadier Molina Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Saturday & 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)
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 78-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Gant has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 80 strikeouts over his 96 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 441 hitters and walked 221 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 3.71. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,165 base hits and 523 earned runs. They have allowed 121 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 506 batters and struck out 1,140. 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 .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 134 hits this season in 492 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 158. Jose Ramirez is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 97 men in 508 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .583. The Cardinals have 1,203 hits, including 214 doubles and 186 home runs. St. Louis has walked 459 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,187 times as a unit. They have left 971 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 652 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 58-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.57, Michael Fulmer has a 3-10 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 105 strikeouts over the 126 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 491 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 445 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 4.49. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,227 base knocks and 620 earned runs this season. They have given up 186 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 1,053 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 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 .347. He has 159 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 544 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 124. Victor Martinez is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 109 hits in 436 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .353. The Tigers as a unit have 1,172 base hits, including 257 doubles and 122 homers. Detroit has walked 362 times this year and they have struck out on 1,165 occasions. They have had 931 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 3.94 runs per game and totaled 555 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -135
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