Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks & Predictions 7/14/2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Miles Mikolas
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (44-45, 3rd in NL Central) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (47-45, 2nd in NL West) at Busch Stadium on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +100 while the Cardinals are coming in at -110. The O/U opens at 10.
The Diamondbacks have been less than ideal for oddsmakers, having gone 47-45-0 SU. St. Louis covers 49.4% of the time, going 44-45-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been less than ideal for oddsmakers as favorites, going 27-25-0 SU. Arizona covers 48.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 28-30-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 45-43-4.
Arizona covers 54.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 27-23-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 55.8% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 24-19-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a less than ideal Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 39-45-5.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
7/13/2019 Taylor Clarke SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/13/2019 Luke Weaver SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/12/2019 Zack Greinke SP Personal Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
7/11/2019 Jon Duplantier RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/11/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/8/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
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
7/12/2019 Kolten Wong 2B Calf Probable for Jul 13
7/12/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/12/2019 Adam Wainwright SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
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
7/3/2019 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
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 47-45 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 4.41 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 319 hitters and walked 134 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 782 base hits and 392 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 294 batters and struck out 803. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Arizona is hitting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 111 hits this season in 358 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 134. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 352 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .540. The Diamondbacks have 840 hits, including 178 doubles and 132 home runs. Arizona has walked 277 times so far this season and they have struck out 778 times as a unit. They have left 636 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 468 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 44-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.53, Miles Mikolas has a 5-9 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 99.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 108 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 352 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 714 base knocks and 363 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 297 hitters and struck out 769 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, 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 .251 with an OBP of .339. He has 84 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 335 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 101. Paul DeJong is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 86 hits in 334 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Cardinals as a unit have 729 base hits, including 128 doubles and 108 homers. St. Louis has walked 297 times this year and they have struck out on 754 occasions. They have had 609 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 395 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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