Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Edinson Volquez vs. Mike Leake
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Edinson Volquez for the Marlins and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
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Miami opens at +132 while St. Louis opens at -142. The Marlins have a 44-31-6 over/under record and a 40-41-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 37-45-0 against the run line and have a 46-33-3 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 44-31-6 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 40-41-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 46-33-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 37-45-0 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
07/03/17 3B Jedd Gyorko Cramps left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Miami Marlins
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 36-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 80 strikeouts over his 88.1 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 295 hitters and walked 134 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 683 base hits and 371 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 316 batters and struck out 639. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Miami is hitting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Marlins hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 79 hits this season in 302 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 129. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 312 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Marlins have 736 hits, including 126 doubles and 93 home runs. Miami has walked 219 times so far this season and they have struck out 630 times as a unit. They have left 548 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 372 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 40-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.97, Mike Leake has a 6-6 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 106 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 92 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 254 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 701 base knocks and 337 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 264 hitters and struck out 697 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 19th 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 81. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 77 hits in 256 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Cardinals as a unit have 704 base hits, including 146 doubles and 96 homers. St. Louis has walked 294 times this year and they have struck out on 669 occasions. They have had 550 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 375 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -142
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