St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants MLB Picks & Predictions 7/7/2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Jeff Samardzija
Oracle Park is the venue where Joe Panik and the San Francisco Giants (39-48, 5th in NL West) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (44-42, 3rd in NL Central) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has the Cardinals priced at -127 and the Giants are at +117. The total has been set at 8.5.
The Cardinals have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 44-42-0 SU. The Giants are covering 44.8% of the time, going 39-48-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 27-23-0 SU. The Giants are covering 39.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 28-43-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a pretty good Under pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 38-43-5.
St. Louis is covering 45.2% of the time as the road team, having gone 19-23-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco is covering 40.9% of the time at Oracle Park, going 18-26-0 SU.
The Giants have been a terrible Under pick for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 46-37-4.
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
7/5/2019 Travis Bergen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 6
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 44-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 90 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 344 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 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 695 base hits and 351 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 293 batters and struck out 742. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 81 hits this season in 323 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 101. Paul DeJong is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 84 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 324 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Cardinals have 709 hits, including 127 doubles and 106 home runs. St. Louis has walked 294 times so far this season and they have struck out 729 times as a unit. They have left 591 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 389 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 39-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.32, Jeff Samardzija has a 5-7 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 91.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 325 batters and walked 112 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 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 761 base knocks and 396 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 281 hitters and struck out 741 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 30th in the league. The Giants hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Joe Panik comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .308. He has 65 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 283 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .318 with an OPS+ of 70. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .274. He has collected 79 hits in 321 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Giants as a unit have 672 base hits, including 166 doubles and 85 homers. San Francisco has walked 264 times this year and they have struck out on 745 occasions. They have had 539 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 360 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -127
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