Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Patrick Corbin
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Chase Field on Wednesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -115 and Arizona at +105. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Cardinals have a 12-7-0 over/under record and a 9-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 10-11-0 against the run line and have a 11-10-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 10-9 record, including 5-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 7.25 and a WHIP of 1.75. He has 9 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he has given up 29 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen while being struck out 66 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.13 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 156 base hits and 74 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 152. They walk 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.38.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .278, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .273 average away from home. The Cardinals hold a .501 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.79 hits per game. Matt Carpenter comes into this game hitting .239 and his on-base percentage is at .372. He has 17 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 14 runs batted in. He's struck out 18 times and has walked 12 times. Yadier Molina is hitting .333 and he has an on-base percentage of .403. He has totaled 23 hits so far while scoring 8 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 10 times. The Cardinals have 186 hits, including 40 doubles and 30 home runs. They've stolen 8 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. St. Louis has walked 69 times this season and they've struck out 156 times as a unit. They've left 144 men on base and have a team OPS of .856. They score 6.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 118 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this matchup with a 4-7 home record and a 11-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.51, Patrick Corbin has a 1-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 25.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 27 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.38. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 76 times and walking 34 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.38 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 202 base knocks and 99 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 162. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .290 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.95 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .254 and he has an OBP of .432. He has 18 hits this year along with 12 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 20 times and has walked on 21 occasions. Yasmany Tomas is hitting .292 and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 21 hits so far while he's scored 15 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 16 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 209 base hits, including 43 doubles and 30 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Arizona as a team has walked 64 times this year and they have struck out 169 times. They've had 150 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They score 5.19 runs per game and have totaled 109 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 9-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
04/26/16 LF Matt Holliday Leg left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
04/04/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique 15-day DL (4/4)
04/17/16 P Shelby Miller Finger left last game, probable next start Tuesday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
04/04/16 P Josh Collment Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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