Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+155) St. Louis (-200)
Kwang Hyun Kim and the St. Louis Cardinals (38-41, 4th in NL Central) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-58, 5th in NL West) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks open this contest at +155 while the Cardinals are coming in at -200. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Corbin Martin and Kwang Hyun Kim.
Arizona has a slugging % of .374 and have struck out 723 times, while being walked on 263 occasions. They have accounted for 315 runs batted in in addition to 635 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is at .233. The Diamondbacks have tallied 140 doubles as a squad and have knocked 71 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 336 runs scored and hold an OBP of .305. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are knocking in 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball.
The Diamondbacks hold a team ERA of 5.28 over the course of the season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 628 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 113 home runs and also 449 runs (30th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 273 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.80 as a unit for the season.
Diamondbacks pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 66 times as well as having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 25 holds for the year (29th in the league). The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 31.6% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. They have accumulated 6 saves so far this year and have blown 13 out of their 19 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 97 base runners this season with 29.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 276 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accumulated 2,081 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 701 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which puts them in 23rd in baseball, and have a total of 503 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 67.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,243 innings on the diamond, ranking them 26th in baseball.
Martin (1-4 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 8.45 while he has faced 178 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 46 base hits (11.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 26 walks. His ERA is 7.90 (31 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 2.038. Martin has thrown 35 innings and is sitting with 32 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Cardinals have a team SLG% of .375 and they average 3.91 runs per contest (27th in baseball). They have hit 119 doubles, while walking 236 times as well as scoring 309 runs. St. Louis has a total of 83 home runs so far this season as well as 294 RBIs. They have struck out on 644 instances (24th in baseball) and have accounted for 579 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with an OBP of .298 and a batting average of .225 for the year.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.365 in addition to having a FIP of 4.36 as a squad for the season. They are sitting at 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 595. The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 355 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.27 (325 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.84 (624 strikeouts vs 340 walks). They have given up 69 home runs and they relinquish 4.66 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
St. Louis has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 28 save chances and they have come away with 22 saves. They are ranked 3rd in MLB with a save rate of 78.6%, and they have sent 263 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 69 times in high leverage situations and on 83 occasions with runners on. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 43.4% out of their 143 inherited runners. Sitting with 63 save situations, the Cardinals have 33 holds and 6 blown saves.
Out of their 6,165 innings played, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (8th in baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 60 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in baseball). The Cardinals have racked up 706 assists, 47 errors and have amassed 2,055 putouts this year.
Kim (4-5 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 2.99 ERA and has allowed 8.0 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 and he has gone up against 391 hitters so far in his career. He has conceded 31 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.221 and a FIP of 4.0. In his career, Kim has conceded 83 hits while tallying 69 strikeouts in 93 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+155)
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