San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/2/2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Beede vs. Adam Wainwright
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (75-59, 1st in NL Central) will play the San Francisco Giants (66-69, 3rd in NL West) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Giants priced at +160 and the Cardinals are at -170. The over/under opens at 9.
The Giants have been hot and cold for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 66-69-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 56.0% of the time, going 75-59-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a decent Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 65-63-7.
San Francisco is covering 52.9% of the time away from home, having gone 36-32-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 63.6% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 42-24-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been an inconsistent Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 54-72-8.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/31/2019 Reyes Moronta RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/29/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/27/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/26/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Out for the season
9/1/2019 Matt Wieters C Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 66-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Beede has a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 5.56 and a WHIP of 1.59 this season. He has 89 strikeouts over his 92.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 495 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,179 base hits and 601 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 423 batters and struck out 1,141. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .243, good for 26th in the league. The Giants hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .234 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 104 hits this season in 444 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 99. Kevin Pillar is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 507 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Giants have 1,126 hits, including 266 doubles and 148 home runs. San Francisco has walked 399 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,169 times as a unit. They have left 873 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 595 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 75-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Adam Wainwright has a 9-9 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 130 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 141 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 499 batters and walked 187 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 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,061 base knocks and 516 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,156 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 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .333. He has 130 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 504 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 106. Paul DeJong is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 119 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,112 base hits, including 203 doubles and 169 homers. St. Louis has walked 446 times this year and they have struck out on 1,138 occasions. They have had 902 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 624 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-170)
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