St. Louis Cardinals at Seattle Mariners MLB Picks & Predictions 7/2/2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Matt Carasiti
Domingo Santana and the Seattle Mariners (37-51, 5th in AL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (41-41, 3rd in NL Central) at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals priced at -140 and the Mariners are at +130. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Cardinals have been less than ideal for MLB bettors, having gone 41-41-0 SU. Seattle is covering 42.0% of the time, going 37-51-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been a pretty good play for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 24-22-0 SU. Seattle is covering 36.5% of the time as an underdog, having gone 23-40-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 37-41-4.
St. Louis is covering 42.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 16-22-0 straight up.
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners cover 40.5% of the time at T-Mobile Park, going 17-25-0 SU.
The Mariners have been a very good Over option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 57-28-3.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/30/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/29/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
6/26/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/25/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/18/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
6/30/2019 Dee Gordon 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/30/2019 Yusei Kikuchi SP Personal Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
6/28/2019 Hunter Strickland RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/26/2019 Sam Tuivailala RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/20/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/17/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/16/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 41-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.75 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 94 strikeouts over his 85.1 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 323 hitters and walked 118 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 4.15. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 665 base hits and 336 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 278 batters and struck out 702. They have walked 3.4 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 .241, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 76 hits this season in 309 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 97. Paul DeJong is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 308 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Cardinals have 667 hits, including 120 doubles and 97 home runs. St. Louis has walked 282 times so far this season and they have struck out 694 times as a unit. They have left 568 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 366 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 37-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Matt Carasiti has a 0-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 3 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 345 batters and walked 171 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 846 base knocks and 453 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 290 hitters and struck out 675 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.07.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Mariners hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .348. He has 93 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 335 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .499 with an OPS+ of 128. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .225 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 64 hits in 284 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .511. The Mariners as a unit have 740 base hits, including 153 doubles and 150 homers. Seattle has walked 336 times this year and they have struck out on 859 occasions. They have had 612 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 456 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -140
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