Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez (7-3) vs. Jose Urena (1-3)
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Marlins Park on Tuesday to play the Miami Marlins. Carlos Martinez is the probable starter for the Cardinals and he'll face Jose Urena of the Marlins. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -135 and Miami at +125. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals, with a 38-31 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 25-42 over/under record. The Marlins have a 32-36 over/under record and a 33-38 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Cardinals show up with a 45-24 record, including 19-17 on the road. Carlos Martinez has a 7-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.80 and a 1.26 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 10-3 over his 80.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 66 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 5-7 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.13 and they've given up 176 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 182 and walked 68 batters this season while opposing teams hit .234 against them. St. Louis has a team average of 8.21 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.05 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.71, they are 1st in the league.
St. Louis is batting .265 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .254 away from home. Ranked at 4th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .329 and they hold a .403 team slugging percentage. With 80 hits, Jhonny Peralta leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 8.99.
Miami is 17-17 at home while holding a 30-41 overall record on the season. Jose Urena has a record of 1-3 while sporting an earned run average of 4.18 on the year with a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Marlins are 2-3 and he has allowed 33 hits over 32.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Marlins are 0-5 when he starts. The team is averaging 2.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.84 and they have given up 216 hits on the season. The Marlins bullpen has struck out 214 batters and walked 79 this season while opposing teams have hit .254 against them. Miami has a team average of 8.72 hits per game and are averaging 7.03 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.99, they are 20th in the league.
They are batting .257 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .262 at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Marlins sit at .308 and they hold a .383 team slugging percentage. With 104 hits, Dee Gordon leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.8.
The Cardinals have committed 40 errors and have combined for 673 assists and 1,862 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Marlins have accumlated 27 errors while having 721 assists and 1,879 put outs leading to a .990 fielding percentage.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 25-42 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 38-31 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 32-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 33-38 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
06/22/15 P Lance Lynn Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/8); expected to start Thursday vs. Miami Marlins
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 15 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)
06/16/15 3B Martin Prado Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/15)
06/09/15 P Bryan Morris Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/7)
06/04/15 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/22)
05/26/15 1B Michael Morse Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/18/15 P Jarred Cosart Vertigo Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/14/15 3B Don Kelly Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/13)
04/08/15 P Aaron Crow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29) out for season
04/06/15 P Jose Fernandez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins
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