San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks and Tips 9/3/2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Jack Flaherty
Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (66-70, 3rd in NL West) head to Busch Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (76-60, 1st in NL Central). The Cardinals open this game at -265 while the Giants are priced at +242. The O/U is set at 8.
The Giants have been decent for MLB wagerers, having gone 66-70-0 SU. St. Louis covers 55.9% of the time, going 76-60-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a solid Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 66-63-7.
San Francisco covers 52.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 36-32-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 63.2% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 43-25-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a hot and cold Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 55-73-8.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/1/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Out for the season
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
8/26/2019 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 66-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 5.49 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 51 strikeouts over his 80.1 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 466 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 500 hitters and walked 185 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 4.46. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,192 base hits and 609 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 1,148. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
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 .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .288. He has 133 hits this season in 511 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .454 and an OPS+ of 93. Brandon Belt is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .401. The Giants have 1,133 hits, including 266 doubles and 150 home runs. San Francisco has walked 399 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,181 times as a unit. They have left 876 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 599 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 76-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Jack Flaherty has a 8-7 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 178 strikeouts over the 152.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 118 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 510 batters and walked 190 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 3.91. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,073 base knocks and 523 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 1,174 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .326. He has 119 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 490 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 101. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 130 hits in 508 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,124 base hits, including 204 doubles and 170 homers. St. Louis has walked 451 times this year and they have struck out on 1,158 occasions. They have had 913 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 631 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+242)
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