St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Predictions, Picks, MLB Spring Training Odds 3/12/2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Roger Dean Stadium
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Jose Urena
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday, March 12, 2020 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Jose Urena for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -155 and Miami at +135. The Cardinals had a 74-88-9 over/under record and a 94-77-0 run line mark last season. The Marlins were 57-105-0 against the run line and had a 79-73-10 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals were 74-88-9 against the over/under last year
The St. Louis Cardinals were 94-77-0 against the run line last season
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins were 79-73-10 against the over/under last year
The Miami Marlins were 57-105-0 against the run line last season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
3/9/2020 Brad Miller 2B Back Probable for start of season
3/8/2020 Kolten Wong 2B Calf Probable for start of season
3/7/2020 Andrew Miller RP Arm Questionable for start of season
2/18/2020 Miles Mikolas SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
2/12/2020 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
3/4/2020 Jorge Alfaro C Oblique Probable for start of season
3/4/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Apr 7
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals had a 91-71 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright had a 14-10 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.43. He had 153 strikeouts over his 171.2 innings pitched and he gave up 181 hits. He allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.88 and they gave up 450 base hits on the year. Teams hit .217 against the bullpen while striking out 607 hitters and walking 235 batters. As a team, St. Louis allowed 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They were 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers collectively gave up 1,284 base hits and 609 earned runs last year. They allowed 191 home runs last season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff walked 545 batters and struck out 1,399. They walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit was 4.27.
As a team St. Louis hit .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals held a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which was good for 17th in baseball. They ranked 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kolten Wong hit .285 with an on-base percentage of .361 last year. He had 136 hits last season in 478 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 106. Paul Goldschmidt hit .260 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .346. He totaled 155 hits and he drove in 97 men in 597 at bats. His OPS+ was 113 while his slugging percentage was at .476. The Cardinals had 1,337 hits last season, including 246 doubles and 210 home runs. St. Louis walked 561 times last year and they struck out 1,420 times as a unit. They left 1,107 men on base and had a team OPS of .737. They scored 4.72 runs per contest and scored a total of 764 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami had a 57-105 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 5.21, Jose Urena had a 4-10 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He had 62 strikeouts over the 84.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 99 hits. He allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.74. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.97 and they gave up 537 base hits on the year. Teams hit .248 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers struck out 570 batters and walked 270 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Marlins pitchers as a team surrendered 1,340 base knocks and 760 earned runs last season. They gave up 236 home runs last year, which ranked 11th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff walked 615 hitters and struck out 1,378 batters. They gave up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.35 while their FIP as a staff was 4.89.
As a team, they batted .241, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins held a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which was good for 29th in baseball. They ranked 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup after batting .304 with an OBP of .341 last season. He had 79 hits last year along with 59 RBI in 260 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 131. Brian Anderson hit .261 last season and he had an OBP of .342. He collected 120 hits in 459 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He had an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Marlins as a unit had 1,326 base hits last season, including 265 doubles and 146 homers. Miami walked 395 times last year and they struck out on 1,469 occasions. They left 1,034 men on base and had an OPS of .673. They scored 3.8 runs per game and totaled 615 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-155)
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