Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/12/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Brault vs. Dakota Hudson
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, May 12, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Steven Brault for the Pirates and Dakota Hudson for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +140 and St. Louis at -150. The Pirates have a 18-17-0 over/under record and a 17-18-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 24-15-0 against the run line and have a 20-16-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 18-17-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-18-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 20-16-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 24-15-0 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 18-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Brault has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 7.11 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 12.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 289 base hits and 146 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 314. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .236, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 39 hits this season in 130 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .631 and an OPS+ of 166. Melky Cabrera is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 108 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Pirates have 283 hits, including 59 doubles and 31 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 99 times so far this season and they have struck out 301 times as a unit. They have left 247 men on base and have a team OPS of .674. They score 3.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 126 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 22-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.63, Dakota Hudson has a 2-3 record and a 1.77 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 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 4.19. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 304 base knocks and 160 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 340 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 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 4.86.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .406. He has 49 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .573 with an OPS+ of 161. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 41 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Cardinals as a unit have 347 base hits, including 69 doubles and 47 homers. St. Louis has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 328 occasions. They have had 286 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -150
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