Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Parlay 7/17/2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (47-45, 2nd in NL Central) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-49, 4th in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The Cardinals open this matchup at -134 while the Pirates are priced at +124. The over/under has been set at 9.
The Pirates have been decent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 44-49-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 51.1% of the time, going 47-45-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been a solid choice for wagerers as favorites, going 29-25-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 43.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 29-38-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a bad Under bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 55-35-3.
Pittsburgh is covering 44.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 22-28-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 58.7% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 27-19-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been an excellent Under bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 39-48-5.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
7/15/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/12/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/12/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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
7/15/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Foot Probable for Jul 16
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 44-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 5.42 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 98 strikeouts over his 84.2 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 172 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 5.03. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 855 base hits and 462 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 343 batters and struck out 827. 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 4.68.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 104 hits this season in 353 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 155. Melky Cabrera is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 239 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Pirates have 881 hits, including 191 doubles and 102 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 246 times so far this season and they have struck out 724 times as a unit. They have left 645 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 442 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 47-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.99, Daniel Ponce de Leon has a 1-0 record and a 0.82 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 31.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 4.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. 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 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 734 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 792 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .401 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 DeJong comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .338. He has 87 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 103. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 87 hits in 344 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Cardinals as a unit have 753 base hits, including 132 doubles and 112 homers. St. Louis has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 778 occasions. They have had 628 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 411 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +124 and under 9 runs
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