St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips 7/22/2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Trevor Williams
PNC Park is the site where Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (46-51, 4th in NL Central) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (50-47, 3rd in NL Central) on Monday. The Cardinals open this game at -152 while the Pirates are priced at +142. The O/U is set at 10.
The Cardinals have been solid for wagerers, having gone 50-47-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 47.4% of the time, going 46-51-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been solid for wagerers as favorites, going 30-26-0 SU. The Pirates cover 43.5% of the time as an underdog, having gone 30-39-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a good Under choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 42-50-5.
The Cardinals cover 44.7% of the time as the road team, having gone 21-26-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 51.1% of the time at PNC Park, going 23-22-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a strong Over choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 56-38-3.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/20/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/16/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/14/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
7/11/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/3/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
7/20/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/20/2019 Trevor Williams SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/19/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/19/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/17/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/17/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/15/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/12/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 50-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 1.02 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 379 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 785 base hits and 393 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 323 batters and struck out 833. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 91 hits this season in 361 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .440 and an OPS+ of 103. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 363 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Cardinals have 793 hits, including 141 doubles and 119 home runs. St. Louis has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 816 times as a unit. They have left 648 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 439 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 46-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.17, Trevor Williams has a 3-3 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 395 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 885 base knocks and 475 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 357 hitters and struck out 860 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Pirates hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .369. He has 106 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 363 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .617 with an OPS+ of 152. Starling Marte is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 100 hits in 362 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Pirates as a unit have 917 base hits, including 199 doubles and 103 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 255 times this year and they have struck out on 752 occasions. They have had 674 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 456 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +142
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