Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
Arizona opens at +100 while St. Louis opens at -110. The Diamondbacks have a 3-4-0 over/under record and a 5-2-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 4-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-2-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-3-0 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 6-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.59 and a WHIP of 0.88 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 5.2 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.98 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the bullpen and they've struck out 24 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.61. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 51 base hits and 20 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 77. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team Arizona is hitting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 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 82. 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 252 while his slugging percentage is at .824. The Diamondbacks have 63 hits, including 15 doubles and 5 home runs. Arizona has walked 36 times so far this season and they have struck out 63 times as a unit. They have left 55 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 3-4 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 9.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .305 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 64 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 27 hitters and struck out 62 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .276. He has 7 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .630 with an OPS+ of 143. Jose Martinez is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 8 hits in 24 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Cardinals as a unit have 56 base hits, including 7 doubles and 12 homers. St. Louis has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 72 occasions. They have had 46 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 30 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +100
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