St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips 4/1/2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Chris Archer
The St. Louis Cardinals head to PNC Park on Monday, April 1, 2019 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Chris Archer for the Pirates.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +113 and Pittsburgh at -123. The Cardinals have a 2-1-0 over/under mark and a 2-1-0 run line record. The Pirates are 0-1-0 against the run line and have a 0-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 2-1-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-1-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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 3B Jedd Gyorko Calf 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
03/30/19 P Dovydas Neverauskas Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/30/19 P Jordan Lyles Side 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 C Elias Diaz Illness 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 1B Jose Osuna Neck 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Finger 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
03/25/19 RF Gregory Polanco Shoulder is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 1-2 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.79 and they have given up 4 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .114 against the bullpen and they've struck out 9 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 23 base hits and 13 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 9 batters and struck out 22. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 6.64.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .248, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .417 with an on-base percentage of .500. He has 5 hits this season in 12 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of 1.167 and an OPS+ of 299. Kolten Wong is hitting .600 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .636. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 10 at bats. His OPS+ is 368 while his slugging percentage is at 1.300. The Cardinals have 26 hits, including 5 doubles and 6 home runs. St. Louis has walked 10 times so far this season and they have struck out 32 times as a unit. They have left 22 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 15 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 0-1 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 1 base hit on the year. Teams are hitting .143 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 4 batters and walked 1 opposing hitter. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.63. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 7 base knocks and 5 earned runs this season. They have given up 2 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 3 hitters and struck out 8 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 5.42.
As a team, they are batting .161, good for 27th in the league. The Pirates hold a .258 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 5.0 hits per contest. Jung Ho Kang comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .500. He has 1 hit this year along with 2 RBI in 3 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .333 with an OPS+ of 121. Corey Dickerson is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 1 hit in 4 at bats while driving in 1 run. He has an OPS+ of 235 and a slugging percentage of 1.000. The Pirates as a unit have 5 base hits, including 0 doubles and 1 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 7 times this year and they have struck out on 11 occasions. They have had 9 men left on base and have an OPS of .574. They have scored 3 runs per game and totaled 3 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -123
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