St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks & Predictions 7/24/2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Jordan Lyles
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (52-47, 2nd in NL Central) are headed to PNC Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (46-53, 4th in NL Central). The line on this game has the Cardinals priced at -110 and the Pirates are at +100. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Cardinals have been pretty good for baseball wagerers, having gone 52-47-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 46.5% of the time, going 46-53-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been a good bet for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 31-26-0 SU. The Pirates cover 42.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 30-40-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a dicey Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 43-51-5.
The Cardinals cover 46.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 23-26-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 48.9% of the time at PNC Park, going 23-24-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a terrible Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 57-39-3.
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 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
7/22/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/22/2019 Keone Kela RP Suspension Suspended until Jul 24
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 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 52-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 93 strikeouts over his 98 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 267 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 391 hitters and walked 138 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 4.09. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 804 base hits and 399 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 331 batters and struck out 855. 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 4.50.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 24th 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 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 92 hits this season in 368 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 102. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 367 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Cardinals have 807 hits, including 143 doubles and 122 home runs. St. Louis has walked 328 times so far this season and they have struck out 845 times as a unit. They have left 661 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 448 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 46-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Jordan Lyles has a 5-6 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 80.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 405 batters and walked 181 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 4.91. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 899 base knocks and 482 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 364 hitters and struck out 882 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Pirates hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .370. He has 107 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 370 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .611 with an OPS+ of 151. Starling Marte is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 104 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .485. The Pirates as a unit have 935 base hits, including 204 doubles and 104 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 264 times this year and they have struck out on 773 occasions. They have had 694 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 462 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -110
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