Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals 7/30/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Lance Lynn
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, July 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.
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Arizona opens at +113 while St. Louis opens at -123. The Diamondbacks have a 46-52-5 over/under record and a 58-45-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 47-56-0 against the run line and have a 52-46-5 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 46-52-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 58-45-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-46-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-56-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/28/17 3B Jake Lamb Soreness "?" Saturday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
07/28/17 P Robbie Ray Rest left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
07/28/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 60-day DL (06/03)
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)
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 59-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 82 strikeouts over his 93.1 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 317 hitters and walked 111 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 3.45. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 831 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 317 batters and struck out 947. 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 3.69.
As a team Arizona is hitting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Chris Owings is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 97 hits this season in 361 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 84. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .439. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 363 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Diamondbacks have 916 hits, including 210 doubles and 131 home runs. Arizona has walked 358 times so far this season and they have struck out 940 times as a unit. They have left 717 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 519 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 51-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.21, Lance Lynn has a 8-6 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 120.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 92 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 317 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 3.81. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 877 base knocks and 393 earned runs this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 858 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, 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 .286 with an OBP of .352. He has 91 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 318 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 116. Matt Carpenter is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 85 hits in 340 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Cardinals as a unit have 896 base hits, including 184 doubles and 122 homers. St. Louis has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out on 840 occasions. They have had 703 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.51 runs per game and totaled 465 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -123
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