Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez (12-6) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (11-5)
The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Chase Field on Thursday. The Cardinals send Carlos Martinez to the mound to face Rubby De La Rosa of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -120 and Arizona at +110. The over/under was set at 8. The Cardinals, with a 63-62 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 47-71 over/under record. The Diamondbacks have a 65-53 over/under record and a 67-58 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 80-45 record, including 34-26 on the road. Carlos Martinez has an earned run average of 2.85 and is 12-6 so far on the season while having a 1.28 WHIP. The Cardinals are 18-5 over his 148.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 138 hits over that time period. The Cardinals are also 8-12 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 327 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.35. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 129 times and striking out 323 times. St. Louis is averaging 7.96 strikeouts per game while getting 8.16 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball in team earned run average at 2.67.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Cardinals on-base percentage sits at .320, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .391. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 132 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game.
With a 30-31 home record, Arizona will hope to improve on their 62-63 overall mark. Rubby De La Rosa is starting this game 11-5 for the season with an earned run average of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.30. The Diamondbacks have a record of 15-10 over the 156.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 157 hits. The Diamondbacks are also 15-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 394 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.34. Opposing teams are hitting .237 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 155 times and striking out 372 times. Arizona is averaging 7.2 strikeouts per game while getting 8.87 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 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 .273 average at home. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .409. A.J. Pollock leads the team in hits with 152 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.34 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Cardinals have a fielding percentage of .985 with 73 total errors, 1,249 assists and 3,421 put outs. The Diamondbacks have committed 60 errors on the season with 1338 assists and 3,414 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-71 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 63-62 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 65-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 67-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
08/25/15 2B Greg Garcia Hand "?" Wednesday 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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