St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Steven Brault
PNC Park is the venue where Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates (61-79, 5th in NL Central) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (79-61, 1st in NL Central) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Cardinals coming in at -135 and the Pirates are at +125. The O/U opens at 9.5.
The Cardinals have been a great choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 79-61-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 43.6% of the time, going 61-79-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a pretty good Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 57-75-8.
St. Louis is covering 48.5% of the time away from home, having gone 32-34-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates cover 44.1% of the time at PNC Park, going 30-38-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a terrible Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 80-55-5.
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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
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
9/4/2019 Jason Martin LF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/4/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Keone Kela RP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/3/2019 Mitch Keller SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/29/2019 Yefry Ramirez RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/29/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Out for the season
8/29/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf 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 79-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 131 strikeouts over his 142.1 innings pitched and he's given up 145 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 525 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,099 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 463 batters and struck out 1,202. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .248, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 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 game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 135 hits this season in 520 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 108. Paul DeJong is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 505 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Cardinals have 1,160 hits, including 212 doubles and 174 home runs. St. Louis has walked 464 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,184 times as a unit. They have left 941 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 653 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 61-79 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.88, Steven Brault has a 4-3 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 95 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 92 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 533 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 593 batters and walked 249 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,301 base knocks and 699 earned runs this season. They have given up 207 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 489 hitters and struck out 1,247 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .340. He has 155 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .501 with an OPS+ of 116. Josh Bell is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 142 hits in 507 at bats while driving in 112 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Pirates as a unit have 1,307 base hits, including 279 doubles and 156 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 1,053 occasions. They have had 962 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 671 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates (+125)
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