Monday, July 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Locke vs. Adam Wainwright
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, July 3, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jeff Locke for the Marlins and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
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Miami opens at +142 while St. Louis opens at -152. The Marlins have a 42-31-6 over/under record and a 39-40-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 36-44-0 against the run line and have a 44-33-3 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 42-31-6 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 39-40-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 44-33-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-44-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
06/23/17 P Brad Ziegler Back 10-day DL (06/21)
05/09/17 SS Miguel Rojas Thumb 60-day DL (05/09)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (05/02)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/01/17 1B Matt Carpenter Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Washington Nationals
06/26/17 CF Dexter Fowler Heel 10-day DL (06/25)
06/26/17 P Kevin Siegrist Back 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/17 2B Kolten Wong Tricep 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 35-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Locke has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 5.52 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 24 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 288 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 661 base hits and 350 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 307 batters and struck out 626. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Miami is hitting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Marlins hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 78 hits this season in 292 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 134. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .555. The Marlins have 706 hits, including 119 doubles and 90 home runs. Miami has walked 209 times so far this season and they have struck out 608 times as a unit. They have left 523 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 356 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 39-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.17, Adam Wainwright has a 8-5 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 85.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 99 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 250 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 677 base knocks and 323 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 253 hitters and struck out 682 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .293. He has 71 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 273 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 80. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 75 hits in 251 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Cardinals as a unit have 684 base hits, including 142 doubles and 94 homers. St. Louis has walked 285 times this year and they have struck out on 649 occasions. They have had 537 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 359 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +142
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