St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants MLB Picks & Predictions 7/6/2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Madison Bumgarner
Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (39-47, 5th in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (43-42, 3rd in NL Central) at Oracle Park on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The odds on this contest have the Cardinals priced at +112 and the Giants are at -122. The total is set at 7.5.
The Cardinals have been a pretty good bet for wagerers, having gone 43-42-0 SU. San Francisco covers 45.4% of the time, going 39-47-0 straight up. The Giants have been strong for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 11-5-0 SU. St. Louis has gone 17-19-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 47.2% of the time.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a solid Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 37-43-5.
St. Louis covers 43.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 18-23-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco covers 41.9% of the time at Oracle Park, going 18-25-0 SU.
The Giants have been a good Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 45-37-4.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/4/2019 John Gant RP Leg Probable for Jul 5
7/3/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/2/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
7/2/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/26/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
7/3/2019 Travis Bergen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/21/2019 Nick Vincent RP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 43-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 95.1 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 342 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 688 base hits and 347 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 290 batters and struck out 734. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 82 hits this season in 320 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 107. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 320 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Cardinals have 695 hits, including 126 doubles and 103 home runs. St. Louis has walked 288 times so far this season and they have struck out 719 times as a unit. They have left 582 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 380 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 39-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.02, Madison Bumgarner has a 5-7 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 109.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 282 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 318 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 747 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 275 hitters and struck out 731 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 30th in the league. The Giants hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .275. He has 78 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 317 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 83. Joe Panik is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 65 hits in 280 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 71 and a slugging percentage of .321. The Giants as a unit have 665 base hits, including 165 doubles and 84 homers. San Francisco has walked 261 times this year and they have struck out on 737 occasions. They have had 534 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 356 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +112
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