San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/5/2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Logan Webb vs. Dakota Hudson
Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (66-72, 3rd in NL West) are headed to Busch Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (78-60, 1st in NL Central). The Cardinals open this game at -196 while the Giants are priced at +165. The total has been set at 8.5.
The Giants have been solid for MLB wagerers, having gone 66-72-0 SU. The Cardinals cover 56.5% of the time, going 78-60-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a less than ideal Under play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 66-65-7.
The Giants cover 51.4% of the time on the road, having gone 36-34-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 64.3% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 45-25-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a less than ideal Over play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 55-75-8.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/3/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Out for the season
9/3/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/1/2019 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/27/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/3/2019 Matt Wieters C Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Out for the season
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 66-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Logan Webb has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 505 hitters and walked 187 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 1,203 base hits and 613 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 429 batters and struck out 1,162. 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 4.59.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 104 hits this season in 454 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 95. Kevin Pillar is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .284. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 518 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Giants have 1,140 hits, including 267 doubles and 151 home runs. San Francisco has walked 401 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,195 times as a unit. They have left 884 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 78-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Dakota Hudson has a 14-6 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 147.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 515 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 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 3.86. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,080 base knocks and 524 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 1,188 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .332. He has 131 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 513 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 106. Paul DeJong is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 121 hits in 496 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,135 base hits, including 206 doubles and 171 homers. St. Louis has walked 455 times this year and they have struck out on 1,172 occasions. They have had 923 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 635 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-196)
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