Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals 7/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Michael Wacha
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Busch Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +105 and St. Louis at -115. The Diamondbacks have a 46-50-5 over/under mark and a 56-45-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 47-54-0 against the run line and have a 52-44-5 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-50-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-45-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-44-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-54-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/21/17 CF Reymond Fuentes Thumb 10-day DL (07/19)
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 10-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 10-day DL (06/28)
06/06/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 10-day DL (06/03)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/25/17 P Adam Wainwright Back 10-day DL (07/25)
07/25/17 CF Dexter Fowler Forearm 10-day DL (07/25)
07/15/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Groin 10-day DL (07/15)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 58-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 149 strikeouts over his 117 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 307 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 818 base hits and 353 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 313 batters and struck out 930. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Arizona is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Chris Owings is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 96 hits this season in 353 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 87. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .436. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 357 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Diamondbacks have 901 hits, including 206 doubles and 130 home runs. Arizona has walked 355 times so far this season and they have struck out 922 times as a unit. They have left 706 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 50-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.93, Michael Wacha has a 7-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 100 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 306 batters and walked 112 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 862 base knocks and 389 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 299 hitters and struck out 840 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .347. He has 88 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 314 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 115. Matt Carpenter is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 83 hits in 332 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Cardinals as a unit have 883 base hits, including 183 doubles and 122 homers. St. Louis has walked 355 times this year and they have struck out on 823 occasions. They have had 689 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 464 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +105
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