St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants 7/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Madison Bumgarner
The St. Louis Cardinals head to AT&T Park on Sunday, July 8, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +125 and San Francisco at -135. The Cardinals have a 36-46-5 over/under mark and a 40-47-0 run line record. The Giants are 48-42-0 against the run line and have a 43-44-3 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-46-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 40-47-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 43-44-3 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 48-42-0 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)
05/16/18 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
07/07/18 2B Joe Panik Groin 10-day DL (07/07)
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 45-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 80 strikeouts over his 67.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 283 hitters and walked 119 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 703 base hits and 323 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 301 batters and struck out 725. 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 3.88.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 89 hits this season in 323 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 95. Jose Martinez is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 295 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Cardinals have 720 hits, including 121 doubles and 111 home runs. St. Louis has walked 277 times so far this season and they have struck out 757 times as a unit. They have left 580 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 379 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 46-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.58, Madison Bumgarner has a 1-3 record and a 1.12 WHIP this season. He has 30 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 302 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 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 781 base knocks and 363 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 287 hitters and struck out 683 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
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 .258 with an OBP of .343. He has 83 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 322 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 109. Buster Posey is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 78 hits in 269 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Giants as a unit have 775 base hits, including 159 doubles and 88 homers. San Francisco has walked 274 times this year and they have struck out on 798 occasions. They have had 646 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 365 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -135
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