Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Parlay 7/16/2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dario Agrazal vs. Jack Flaherty
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (46-45, 3rd in NL Central) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-48, 4th in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Cardinals open this game at -165 while the Pirates are priced at +155. The O/U opens at 8.5.
The Pirates have been an inconsistent choice for bettors, having gone 44-47-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 50.0% of the time, going 45-45-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been inconsistent for Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 28-25-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 44.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 29-36-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a very good Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 54-34-3.
The Pirates cover 45.8% of the time away from home, having gone 22-26-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 56.8% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 25-19-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a good Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 39-46-5.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
7/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/12/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/12/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/12/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/12/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/3/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/26/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
6/19/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/14/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/12/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/11/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
7/3/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 44-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dario Agrazal has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.81 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 382 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 847 base hits and 456 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 339 batters and struck out 817. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Melky Cabrera is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 73 hits this season in 239 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 106. Josh Bell is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 349 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .636. The Pirates have 873 hits, including 189 doubles and 102 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 246 times so far this season and they have struck out 721 times as a unit. They have left 640 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 442 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 46-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Jack Flaherty has a 4-6 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 97 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 360 batters and walked 128 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 726 base knocks and 367 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 789 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .339. He has 86 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .427 with an OPS+ of 102. Paul DeJong is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 86 hits in 338 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Cardinals as a unit have 745 base hits, including 131 doubles and 110 homers. St. Louis has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out on 768 occasions. They have had 622 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 404 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +155 and under 8.5 runs
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