Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tyson Ross (5-7) vs. Tim Cooney (0-0)
The San Diego Padres visit Busch Stadium on Thursday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Tyson Ross for the Padres and Tim Cooney for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +116 and St. Louis at -140. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Padres, with a 38-41 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 47-30 over/under record. The Cardinals have a 27-46 over/under record and a 43-33 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 57% of the time.
The Padres come into this game with a 37-42 record, and they are 19-21 away from home. Starting pitcher Tyson Ross holds a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.45. He's pitched 95.2 innings thus far while surrendering 91 hits over that time and when he starts, the Padres are 7-9. The Padres are also 9-6 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 220 times and walking 87 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.07.
As a team, San Diego is batting .242, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .243 average away from home. The Padres hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.3 hits per game and Justin Upton leads the team with 77.
With a 51-25 overall record, St. Louis will come into this game 29-8 at home. With an earned run average of 11.57, Tim Cooney will come into this game with no wins or losses and a 3.43 WHIP. He's pitched 2.1 innings thus far while surrendering 7 hits over that time in which the Cardinals are 1-0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.01 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 203 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.60.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .275 average at Safeco Field. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.96 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 84.
San Diego has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 49 errors with 764 assists and 2,128 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 43 errors, accumulating 744 assists and compiling 2,060 put outs.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 47-30 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 38-41 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-46 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 43-33 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
06/30/15 2B Cory Spangenberg Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/30/15 3B Will Middlebrooks Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/25/15 P Dale Thayer Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/16/15 CF Wil Myers Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/14)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4)
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
St. Louis Cardinals
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/26)
06/30/15 P Jaime Garcia Groin "?" for next start
06/09/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (06/10)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
04/04/15 LF Tommy Pham Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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