St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Zack Greinke
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Chase Field on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The expected starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +134 and Arizona at -144. The Cardinals have a 33-44-5 over/under mark and a 36-46-0 run line record. The Diamondbacks are 45-39-0 against the run line and have a 39-40-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 33-44-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-46-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 39-40-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 45-39-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/01/18 SS Ketel Marte Hamstring is "?" Monday vs St. Louis Cardinals
06/30/18 SS Deven Marrero Oblique 10-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 C Alex Avila Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/25/18 P Clay Buchholz Oblique 10-day DL (06/25)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/23/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (05/22)
05/21/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/15/18 CF A.J. Pollock Thumb 10-day DL (05/15)
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 42-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.07 this year. He has 73 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 274 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 671 base hits and 310 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 287 batters and struck out 687. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Martinez is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 85 hits this season in 284 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 134. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 302 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Cardinals have 667 hits, including 109 doubles and 104 home runs. St. Louis has walked 264 times so far this season and they have struck out 721 times as a unit. They have left 548 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 350 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 47-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.41, Zack Greinke has a 8-5 record and a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has 108 strikeouts over the 103 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.53 and they have given up 228 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 249 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 667 base knocks and 294 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 258 hitters and struck out 728 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 29th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .346. He has 84 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 300 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 120. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 81 hits in 306 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 639 base hits, including 127 doubles and 94 homers. Arizona has walked 298 times this year and they have struck out on 768 occasions. They have had 543 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 367 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +134
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