Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks & Predictions 7/12/2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Adam Wainwright
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (46-45, 2nd in NL West) go to Busch Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (44-44, 3rd in NL Central). The Diamondbacks open this contest at -115 while the Cardinals are coming in at -105. The total opens at 9.5.
The Diamondbacks have been good for baseball wagerers, having gone 46-45-0 SU. St. Louis covers 50.0% of the time, going 44-44-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been a strong play for wagerers as the favorite, going 19-15-0 SU. St. Louis covers 46.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 17-20-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been an inconsistent Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 45-42-4.
The Diamondbacks are covering 53.1% of the time away from home, having gone 26-23-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 57.1% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 24-18-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 39-44-5.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
7/8/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
7/8/2019 Zack Greinke SP Personal Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/3/2019 Taylor Clarke SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/3/2019 Jon Duplantier RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
6/25/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/24/2019 Luke Weaver SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
5/30/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/8/2019 Kolten Wong 2B Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/8/2019 John Gant RP Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/8/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/3/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/2/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/2/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/26/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 46-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.73 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 108 strikeouts over his 122 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 315 hitters and walked 133 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 778 base hits and 391 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 291 batters and struck out 791. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Arizona is hitting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 110 hits this season in 354 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .559 and an OPS+ of 133. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 348 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Diamondbacks have 834 hits, including 178 doubles and 129 home runs. Arizona has walked 276 times so far this season and they have struck out 770 times as a unit. They have left 633 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 44-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.31, Adam Wainwright has a 5-7 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 87.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 85 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 351 batters and walked 123 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 708 base knocks and 359 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 296 hitters and struck out 761 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .343. He has 84 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 331 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .426 with an OPS+ of 103. Paul DeJong is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 85 hits in 330 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .442. The Cardinals as a unit have 725 base hits, including 128 doubles and 107 homers. St. Louis has walked 294 times this year and they have struck out on 742 occasions. They have had 603 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 393 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -115
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