Monday, August 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn (9-8) vs. Robbie Ray (3-9)
The Arizona Diamondbacks host the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase Field on Monday. The Cardinals send Lance Lynn to the mound to face Robbie Ray of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -130 and Arizona at +120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Cardinals, with a 60-62 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 45-71 over/under record. The Diamondbacks are 66-56 against the run line and have a 64-52 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Cardinals come into this game with a 77-45 record, and they are 31-26 away from home. Lance Lynn has an earned run average of 2.94 and is 9-8 so far on the season while having a 1.31 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 13-10 over his 134.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 128 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 6-17 in his starts. He is getting 3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.34 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 317 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.68.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Cardinals hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 129.
With a 61-61 overall record, Arizona will come into this game 30-29 at home. Robbie Ray is starting this game 3-9 for the season with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.25. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 4-11 and he has allowed 83 hits over 88 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 4-10 when he starts. He is getting 2.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 366 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.23 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.35 hits per game and A.J. Pollock leads the team with 147.
St. Louis has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 70 errors with 1,219 assists and 3,340 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .988 team fielding percentage while committing 57 errors, accumulating 1311 assists and compiling 3,333 put outs.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 45-71 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 60-62 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 64-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 66-56 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
08/18/15 LF Randal Grichuk Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
07/30/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
07/03/15 CF Jon Jay Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/26)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 60 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 60 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
08/23/15 CF A.J. Pollock Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/20/15 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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