Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+110) St. Louis (-141)
Caleb Smith and the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-57, 5th in NL West) travel to Busch Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (37-41, 4th in NL Central). The Cardinals open this contest at -141 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +110. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Caleb Smith and Carlos Martinez.
As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are compiling 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 17th in the league. They have notched a total of 335 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .306. The Diamondbacks have recorded 138 doubles as a squad and have hit 70 baseballs out of the stadium. They have recorded 314 runs batted in and 628 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate sits at .233. Arizona has a slugging percentage of .373 and have been called out on strikes 717 times, while drawing a walk on 260 occasions.
The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.25 so far this season (29th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 623 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 272 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.80 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.46. Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 112 home runs and 442 total runs (30th in the league).
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 66 times as well as having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 25 holds so far this season (28th in the league). The Diamondbacks relievers have a save percentage of 31.6% and has come into the game in 44 save situations. They have compiled 6 saves for the season and have not converted 13 of 19 save chances. The relievers have inherited 97 runners for the season and 29.9% of those runners ended up scoring. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 274 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Diamondbacks have converted 67.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,171 innings, which ranks them 26th in baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with 2,057 putouts on the year, in addition to 696 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 21st in baseball, and they have turned 498 double plays.
Smith (17-21 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.71 while facing 1,374 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 263 base hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 145 walks. His ERA is 4.27 (153 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.264. Smith has pitched in 322 innings and is sitting with 356 K's in his MLB career.
St. Louis has compiled 82 long balls on the campaign and 287 runs batted in. They have tallied 116 two-baggers, while walking 235 times as well as earning 302 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have earned an on-base percentage of .298 and a batting average of .224 over the course of the season. The Cardinals have a slugging percentage of .373 and they average 3.87 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have been rung up on 639 occasions (24th in MLB) and have earned 569 hits.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.368 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a squad for the season. They rank 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 588. The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 354 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.31 (324 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.83 (618 strikeouts vs 337 free passes). They have given up 68 home runs and they concede 4.71 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
With 63 save situations, the Cardinals have accumulated 33 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. St. Louis has called on relievers to enter the game in 28 save opportunities and they have walked away with 22 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 67 times in high leverage situations and on 81 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 44.3% out of 140 inherited base runners. They sit at 3rd in MLB holding a save rate of 78.6%, and they have dispatched 257 relievers to the mound for the year.
In their 6,084 innings played, the Cardinals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (9th in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 60 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in MLB). The Cardinals have racked up 696 assists, 47 errors and have a tally of 2,028 putouts this season.
So far in his MLB career, Martinez has conceded 880 base hits while he has tallied 919 strikeouts in 957 frames. Martinez (61-52 career mark) is the owner of a 3.76 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 400 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.305 and having a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.48 and he has gone up against 4,085 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-141)
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