St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks & Predictions 9/24/2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Mike Leake
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (80-76, 2nd in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (89-67, 1st in NL Central) at Chase Field on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The Diamondbacks open this game at +174 while the Cardinals are priced at -185. The O/U has been set at 8.5.
The Cardinals have been a strong option for baseball bettors, having gone 89-67-0 SU. The Diamondbacks are covering 51.3% of the time, going 80-76-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a dicey Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 64-83-9.
The Cardinals are covering 51.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 39-37-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona covers 52.0% of the time at Chase Field, going 39-36-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a pretty good Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 73-74-9.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/22/2019 Kolten Wong 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/18/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Out for the season
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Out for the season
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/21/2019 Zac Gallen SP Rest Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/20/2019 Ketel Marte CF Back Out for the season
9/11/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 26
8/27/2019 David Peralta LF Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 89-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.01 this season. He has 214 strikeouts over his 182.1 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 576 hitters and walked 219 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,223 base hits and 580 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 517 batters and struck out 1,329. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .246, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 134 hits this season in 563 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 100. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 92 men in 570 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Cardinals have 1,281 hits, including 241 doubles and 197 home runs. St. Louis has walked 528 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,341 times as a unit. They have left 1,049 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 729 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 80-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.38, Mike Leake has a 12-11 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 191 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 222 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 542 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 540 batters and walked 226 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,343 base knocks and 665 earned runs this season. They have given up 209 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 497 hitters and struck out 1,352 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .321. He has 166 hits this year along with 117 RBI in 613 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 112. Adam Jones is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 124 hits in 472 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,369 base hits, including 276 doubles and 213 homers. Arizona has walked 508 times this year and they have struck out on 1,295 occasions. They have had 1,072 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 781 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-185)
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