St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 7/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Jeff Samardzija
The St. Louis Cardinals head to AT&T Park on Saturday, July 7, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -105 and San Francisco at -105. The Cardinals have a 36-45-5 over/under mark and a 39-47-0 run line record. The Giants are 48-41-0 against the run line and have a 43-43-3 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-45-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-47-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 43-43-3 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 48-41-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/03/18 CF Dexter Fowler Paternity List is out indefinitely
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)
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
07/04/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (05/30); expected to be activated & start Saturday vs St. Louis Cardinals
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
06/14/18 3B Evan Longoria Hand 10-day DL (06/14)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 45-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.42 this year. He has 80 strikeouts over his 78.2 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 282 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 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 3.69. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 696 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 297 batters and struck out 719. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .245, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 89 hits this season in 319 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 98. Jose Martinez is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 294 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Cardinals have 715 hits, including 120 doubles and 111 home runs. St. Louis has walked 275 times so far this season and they have struck out 754 times as a unit. They have left 577 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 377 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 45-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.56, Jeff Samardzija has a 1-4 record and a 1.68 WHIP this season. He has 26 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 300 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 776 base knocks and 361 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 680 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .342. He has 82 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 319 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 109. Buster Posey is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 76 hits in 266 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Giants as a unit have 768 base hits, including 158 doubles and 87 homers. San Francisco has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 792 occasions. They have had 638 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 362 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -105
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