Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: John Lackey (10-8) vs. Patrick Corbin (3-3)
The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Chase Field on Wednesday. The Cardinals send John Lackey to the mound to face Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +102 and Arizona at -112. The over/under was set at 8. The Cardinals, with a 62-62 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 67-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Cardinals come into this game with a 79-45 record, and they are 33-26 away from home. John Lackey has an earned run average of 2.99 and is 10-8 so far on the season while having a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 13-12 over his 165.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 160 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 11-13 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.37 and they've given up 324 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .234 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 129 times and striking out 323 times. St. Louis is averaging 7.97 strikeouts per game while getting 8.17 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball in team earned run average at 2.68.
St. Louis ranks 16th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .246 on the road. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .319 and they hold a .390 team slugging percentage. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 131 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game.
With a 62-62 overall record, Arizona will come into this game 30-30 at home. Patrick Corbin is starting this game 3-3 for the season with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.32. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 5-4 and he has allowed 47 hits over 44 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 5-4 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.33 and they have given up 387 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 154 times and striking out 368 times. Arizona is averaging 7.21 strikeouts per game while getting 8.85 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .266 average while hitting .273 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .326 and they hold a .411 team slugging percentage. A.J. Pollock leads the team in hits with 150 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.36 hits a game.
The Cardinals have committed 73 errors and have combined for 1,239 assists and 3,394 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Diamondbacks have committed 59 errors on the season with 1328 assists and 3,387 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 62-62 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 67-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
08/25/15 2B Greg Garcia Hand "?" Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
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)
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)
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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