Monday, September 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Tyler Anderson
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Coors Field on Monday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has St. Louis at -112 and Colorado at +102. The over/under is 11.5. The Cardinals have a 78-64-6 over/under mark and a 68-80-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Rockies are 78-70-0 against the run line and have a 71-73-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this game with a 77-71 record, and they are 44-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 14-8 record with an ERA of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 153 strikeouts during his 177.1 innings pitched and he has given up 153 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have allowed 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the pen while they've been struck out 452 times and walked 179 times this year. As a unit, St. Louis has given up 8.78 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.95 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.03. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 1,293 base hits and 593 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 437 batters and struck out 1,170. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team, St. Louis is hitting .253, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Cardinals have a .440 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 13th in the league. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .371. He has 112 hits this season along with 65 runs scored and 59 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 36 times. Stephen Piscotty is hitting .274 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 146 hits so far while scoring 80 runs and he's driven in 81. He has walked 48 times and has struck out 121 times. The Cardinals have 1,284 hits, including 270 doubles and 208 home runs. They've stolen 34 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. St. Louis has walked 489 times this season and they've struck out 1,200 times as a unit. They've left 1,022 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 709 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 39-35 home mark and a 71-77 overall record. With an ERA of 3.65, Tyler Anderson has a 5-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 101 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 101 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 512 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 425 times and walking 182 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.57 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,392 base knocks and 713 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 493 hitters and struck out 1,098. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .304 average at home. The Rockies hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.53 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 159 hits this year along with 84 runs scored and 97 RBI. He's struck out 118 times and has walked on 42 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 167 hits so far while he's scored 109 runs and drove in 123. He has earned a walk 63 times and has punched out 87 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,412 base hits, including 293 doubles and 191 homers. They have 63 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 34 times. Colorado as a team has walked 467 times this year and they have struck out 1,205 times. They've had 995 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They score 5.35 runs per game and have totaled 792 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 78-64-6 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 68-80-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 71-73-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 78-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
09/05/16 P Seth Maness Elbow 60-day DL (8/14)
08/12/16 LF Matt Holliday Thumb 15-day DL (8/12)
08/03/16 P Tyler Lyons Knee 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 60-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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