Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/10/2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Adam Wainwright
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Busch Stadium on Friday, May 10, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +138 and St. Louis at -148. The Pirates have a 17-16-0 over/under record and a 16-17-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 23-14-0 against the run line and have a 19-15-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-16-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 16-17-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 19-15-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 23-14-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/08/19 P Keone Kela Elbow 10-day IL (05/06)
05/04/19 P Jameson Taillon Elbow 10-day IL (05/04)
04/28/19 P Chris Archer Thumb 10-day IL (04/27)
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 10-day IL (04/23)
04/21/19 C Jacob Stallings Neck 10-day IL (04/18)
04/20/19 2B Erik Gonzalez Collarbone 60-day IL (04/20)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/28/19 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Finger 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/17/19 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 17-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 136 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 263 base hits and 129 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 297. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .234, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 36 hits this season in 122 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .648 and an OPS+ of 169. Melky Cabrera is hitting .350 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 100 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Pirates have 264 hits, including 56 doubles and 29 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 96 times so far this season and they have struck out 284 times as a unit. They have left 233 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 21-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.71, Adam Wainwright has a 3-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 36.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 285 base knocks and 154 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 135 hitters and struck out 323 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.96.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .404. He has 47 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .587 with an OPS+ of 165. Kolten Wong is hitting .237 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 27 hits in 114 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .395. The Cardinals as a unit have 321 base hits, including 63 doubles and 47 homers. St. Louis has walked 136 times this year and they have struck out on 311 occasions. They have had 267 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 181 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -148
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