Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals 4/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
Arizona opens at +110 while St. Louis opens at -120. The Diamondbacks have a 3-2-0 over/under record and a 3-2-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3-2-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/03/18 2B Jedd Gyorko Hamstring 10-day DL (04/03)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
03/30/18 P Luke Gregerson Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Adam Wainwright Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 4-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 10.80 and a WHIP of 2.00 this year. He has 8 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 12.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 9.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.38 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 17 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 48 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 16 batters and struck out 49. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Arizona is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .367, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jake Lamb is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 5 hits this season in 18 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 84. Nick Ahmed is hitting .471 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .526. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 254 while his slugging percentage is at .824. The Diamondbacks have 47 hits, including 8 doubles and 5 home runs. Arizona has walked 31 times so far this season and they have struck out 47 times as a unit. They have left 41 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 6.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 32 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 2-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.71, Michael Wacha has a 0-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP this season. He has 2 strikeouts over the 4.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .315 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 10.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 50 base knocks and 24 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 20 hitters and struck out 43 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.64 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .286. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .550 with an OPS+ of 117. Jose Martinez is hitting .444 this season and he has an OBP of .476. He has collected 8 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 188 and a slugging percentage of .611. The Cardinals as a unit have 45 base hits, including 4 doubles and 11 homers. St. Louis has walked 13 times this year and they have struck out on 50 occasions. They have had 34 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 23 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +110
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