Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia (5-4) vs. Patrick Corbin (3-3)
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Chase Field on Tuesday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals send Jaime Garcia to the mound to face Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -105 and Arizona at -105. The over/under was set at 8. The Cardinals, with a 61-62 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 46-71 over/under record. The Diamondbacks have a 64-53 over/under record and a 67-56 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
The Cardinals come into this game with a 78-45 record, and they are 32-26 away from home. Jaime Garcia has a 5-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 1.79 and a 0.93 WHIP. The Cardinals are 7-5 over his 80.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 56 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-9. He is getting 2.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.37 and they've given up 319 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 128 times and striking out 320 times. St. Louis is averaging 7.99 strikeouts per game while getting 8.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball 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 .246 average away from home. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .319 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 131 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game.
With a 62-61 overall record, Arizona will come into this game 30-29 at home. Patrick Corbin has a record of 3-3 while sporting an earned run average of 4.09 on the year with a 1.32 WHIP. The Diamondbacks have a record of 5-4 over the 44 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 47 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-4. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.31 and they have given up 384 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 151 times and striking out 366 times. Arizona is averaging 7.21 strikeouts per game while getting 8.85 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .325 and they hold a .410 team slugging percentage. A.J. Pollock leads the team in hits with 150 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.33 hits a game.
The Cardinals have committed 71 errors and have combined for 1,227 assists and 3,367 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Diamondbacks have committed 57 errors on the season with 1320 assists and 3,360 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 46-71 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 61-62 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 64-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-56 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
08/20/15 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
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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