St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks & Predictions 7/23/2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dakota Hudson vs. Chris Archer
Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates (46-52, 4th in NL Central) play the St. Louis Cardinals (51-47, 3rd in NL Central) at PNC Park on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The odds on this game have the Cardinals coming in at +100 and the Pirates are at -110. The total is set at 9.
The Cardinals have been decent for baseball wagerers, having gone 51-47-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 46.9% of the time, going 46-52-0 straight up. The Pirates have been great for bettors as the favorite, going 16-13-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 50.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 21-21-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a hot and cold Over pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 42-51-5.
The Cardinals are covering 45.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 22-26-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 50.0% of the time at PNC Park, going 23-23-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a strong Over pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 56-39-3.
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 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
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
7/19/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/19/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf 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 51-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dakota Hudson has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.51 this season. He has 76 strikeouts over his 103.1 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 386 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 792 base hits and 394 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 847. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 90 hits this season in 363 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 100. Paul DeJong is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Cardinals have 799 hits, including 141 doubles and 120 home runs. St. Louis has walked 323 times so far this season and they have struck out 831 times as a unit. They have left 653 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 442 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 46-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.36, Chris Archer has a 3-6 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 90.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 83 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 398 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 891 base knocks and 477 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 359 hitters and struck out 868 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Pirates hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .317. He has 101 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 366 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 106. Josh Bell is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 106 hits in 367 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .610. The Pirates as a unit have 923 base hits, including 201 doubles and 103 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 259 times this year and they have struck out on 765 occasions. They have had 683 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 457 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +100
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