St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates 4/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Steven Brault
The St. Louis Cardinals visit PNC Park on Friday, April 27, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Steven Brault for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -122 and Pittsburgh at +112. The Cardinals have a 11-11-1 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 13-11-0 against the run line and have a 13-8-3 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-11-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 13-10-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-8-3 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-11-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/23/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (04/20)
04/13/18 P Sam Tuivailala Knee 10-day DL (04/10)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/17/18 2B Josh Harrison Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 14-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 76 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 186 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 201. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .247, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jose Martinez is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 27 hits this season in 85 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 147. Tommy Pham is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .471. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 70 at bats. His OPS+ is 176 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Cardinals have 191 hits, including 33 doubles and 32 home runs. St. Louis has walked 94 times so far this season and they have struck out 205 times as a unit. They have left 164 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 115 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 13-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.44, Steven Brault has a 2-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 85 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 212 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .352. He has 26 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 82 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 128. Josh Bell is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 23 hits in 92 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .359. The Pirates as a unit have 215 base hits, including 43 doubles and 25 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 82 times this year and they have struck out on 179 occasions. They have had 162 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 122 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +112
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