Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks & Predictions 7/13/2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Merrill Kelly vs. Dakota Hudson
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (44-44, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (46-45, 2nd in NL West) on Saturday. The Diamondbacks open this contest at +116 while the Cardinals are priced at -126. The over/under has been set at 9.
The Diamondbacks have been good for baseball bettors, having gone 46-45-0 SU. St. Louis covers 50.0% of the time, going 44-44-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been a good option for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 27-24-0 SU. Arizona has gone 27-30-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 47.4% of the time.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 45-42-4.
Arizona covers 53.1% of the time as the away team, 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 decent Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 39-44-5.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
7/11/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/11/2019 Jon Duplantier RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/8/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
7/8/2019 Zack Greinke SP Personal Probable for Jul 12
7/3/2019 Taylor Clarke SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
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
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
7/11/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/8/2019 Kolten Wong 2B Calf Probable for Jul 12
7/8/2019 John Gant RP Leg Probable for Jul 12
7/3/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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
6/12/2019 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 Merrill Kelly has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 81 strikeouts over his 105 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. 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. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 103 hits this season in 348 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .543 and an OPS+ of 128. Ketel Marte is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 354 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .559. 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 3.51, Dakota Hudson has a 7-4 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.99. 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 DeJong comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .343. He has 85 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 330 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 107. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 84 hits in 331 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .426. 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 +116
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