St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Parlay 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Jameson Taillon
The St. Louis Cardinals visit PNC Park on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +110 and Pittsburgh at -120. The Cardinals have a 3-1-1 over/under record and a 4-1-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 1-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-1-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-1-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-2-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/01/19 2B Kolten Wong Head is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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 2-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 10.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 11 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .162 against the bullpen and they've struck out 17 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 32 base hits and 18 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 15 batters and struck out 31. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 6.19.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .237, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 6 hits this season in 20 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .900 and an OPS+ of 227. Kolten Wong is hitting .500 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .550. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 18 at bats. His OPS+ is 302 while his slugging percentage is at 1.056. The Cardinals have 33 hits, including 6 doubles and 9 home runs. St. Louis has walked 12 times so far this season and they have struck out 47 times as a unit. They have left 27 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 19 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 1-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Jameson Taillon has a 0-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 16 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 5.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 2.65. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 11 base knocks and 5 earned runs this season. They have given up 2 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 5 hitters and struck out 17 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.94 while their FIP as a staff is 3.48.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 19th in the league. The Pirates hold a .299 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .366, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Jung Ho Kang comes into this matchup batting .222 with an OBP of .364. He has 2 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 9 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .333 with an OPS+ of 83. Corey Dickerson is hitting .167 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 2 hits in 12 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Pirates as a unit have 15 base hits, including 2 doubles and 1 homer. Pittsburgh has walked 14 times this year and they have struck out on 16 occasions. They have had 21 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 8 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +110
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