Sunday, March 26, 2017
Roger Dean Stadium
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Mike Leake
The Miami Marlins visit Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday, March 26, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +115 and St. Louis at -135. The Marlins had a 80-75-6 over/under record and a 76-85-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 47% of the time. The Cardinals were 75-87-0 against the run line and had a 83-73-6 over/under record. They covered the spread 46% of the time.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins were 80-75-6 against the over/under last season
The Miami Marlins were 76-85-0 against the run line last season
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals were 83-73-6 against the over/under last season
The St. Louis Cardinals were 75-87-0 against the run line last season
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
03/17/17 3B Martin Prado Hamstring "?"
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
02/20/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins are coming off a 79-82 record in 2016, including 39-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen had a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.96 and a WHIP of 1.28. He had 100 strikeouts over his 123.1 innings pitched and he gave up 134 hits last season. He allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.63 and they gave up 492 base hits on the year. Teams hit .232 against the bullpen while being struck out 570 times and walking 262 times last season. As a team, Miami allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.65 batters per nine innings. They were 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Marlins pitchers collectively gave up 1,358 base hits and 646 earned runs. They allowed 152 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a pitching staff walked 595 batters and struck out 1,379. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit was 3.97.
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As a team Miami batted .263, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. The Marlins held a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 13th in baseball. They ranked 5th in baseball with 9.07 hits per game. Martin Prado is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .305 with an on-base percentage of .359. He had 183 hits last season along with 70 runs scored and 75 runs batted in. He struck out 69 times and walked 49 times. Christian Yelich hit .298 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .376. He totaled 172 hits while scoring 78 runs and he drove in 98. He walked 72 times and struck out on 138 occasions. The Marlins had 1,460 hits, including 259 doubles and 128 home runs. They stole 71 bases and were thrown out stealing 28 times. Miami walked 447 times last season and they struck out 1,213 times as a unit. They left 1,171 men on base and had a team OPS of .716. They scored 4.07 runs per contest and scored a total of 655 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis had a 38-43 home record and a 86-76 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 4.69, Mike Leake had a 9-12 record and a 1.32 WHIP last season. He had 125 strikeouts over the 176.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 203 hits. He allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.83. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.62 and they gave up 443 base hits on the year. Teams hit .227 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 506 times and walking 190 times last season. As a team, St. Louis allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.02 batters per nine innings. They were 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers as a team surrendered 1,432 base knocks and 656 earned runs last season. They gave up 159 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff walked 475 hitters and struck out 1,290. They gave up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.32 while their FIP as a staff was 3.88.
As a team, they batted .255, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Cardinals held a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which was good for 11th in baseball. They ranked 13th in baseball with 8.73 hits per contest. Stephen Piscotty comes into this matchup after batting .273 with an OBP of .343. He had 159 hits last year along with 86 runs scored and 85 RBI. He struck out 133 times and walked on 51 occasions. Matt Carpenter hit .271 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .380. He collected 128 hits while scoring 81 runs and driving in 68. He earned a walk 81 times and punched out 108 times. The Cardinals as a unit had 1,416 base hits, including 300 doubles and 225 homers. They had 35 stolen bases and were thrown out 26 times. St. Louis as a team walked 526 times last year and they struck out 1,318 times. They had 1,113 men left on base and had an OPS of .768. They scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 779 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +115
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