St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Seth Frankoff and the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-31, 5th in NL West) host the St. Louis Cardinals (26-22, 1st in NL Central) at Chase Field on Thursday.
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 16th in MLB. They have earned a total of 203 runs while holding a team OBP of .306. The Cardinals have recorded 70 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 55 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 189 runs batted in and 367 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is at .233. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .391 and have been called out on strikes 393 times, while taking a walk on 147 occasions.
Cardinals pitchers have allowed 33 long balls in addition to 201 runs in total (12th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 210 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.09 as a unit this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.81 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Cardinals have compiled a team earned run average of 3.84 for the year (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 381 hitters.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 88.9% and stepped onto the hill in 43 save situations. The relievers have inherited 94 runners this year with 46.8% of them crossed the plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 51 times as well as having 37 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 159 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen have tallied 24 holds so far this year (17th in MLB). They have tallied 16 saves so far this year and have not converted 2 of 18 chances to save the game.
The Cardinals have turned 71.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,780 innings, which has them ranked 7th in baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 1,260 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 414 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which ranks 20th in baseball, and have a total of 323 double plays.
Martinez has taken the mound for 932 innings and has 894 K's so far in his career. Martinez (61-47 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.60 while he has faced 3,956 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.54 (367 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.285. He has surrendered 846 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 352 walks.
Arizona has hit 51 home runs on the campaign as well as 195 RBIs. They have hit 84 doubles, while getting a free base 169 times and scoring 210 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks hold an on-base percentage of .307 in addition to a batting average of .229 for the season. The Diamondbacks hold a slugging % of .387 and they have an average of 4.29 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They have struck out on 446 instances (10th in MLB) and have totaled 379 base knocks.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.410 with a FIP of 4.54 as a unit on the season. They rank 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 441. The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 259 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.96 (234 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.50 (393 strikeouts vs 157 free passes). They have surrendered 65 home runs and they concede 5.50 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB).
With 35 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 20 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. Arizona has had relievers enter the contest in 15 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 42 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 26.9% out of their 52 inherited runners. They sit at 30th in the league with a save rate of 33.3%, and they have dispatched 166 relief pitchers onto the field this season.
In 3,822 innings played, the Diamondbacks have a efficiency on defense of 67.9% (27th in the majors). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 27 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (25th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 431 assists, 32 errors and have amassed 1,274 putouts for the year.
During his MLB career, Frankoff has given up 20 base hits and he has 8 strikeouts in 13 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 14 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 2.025 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.14 and he has faced 66 hitters so far in his career. Frankoff (0-2 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 9.45 earned run average and has conceded 13.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona
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