St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Johan Oviedo and the St. Louis Cardinals (27-22, 1st in NL Central) are headed to Chase Field on Friday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-32, 5th in NL West).
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in MLB. They are sitting with 203 runs while holding a team OBP of .306. The Cardinals have tallied 70 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 55 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 189 RBI's and 367 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .233. St. Louis is slugging .391 and have been called out on strikes 393 times, while drawing a walk on 147 occasions.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.84 this year (10th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 381 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 210 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.09 as a unit on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.31. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 33 home runs and 201 runs (12th in the league).
The Cardinals relievers have recorded a save rate of 88.9% and has entered the game in 43 save situations. The relievers have inherited 94 runners for the season with 46.8% of them crossed home plate. Cardinals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 51 times and also have had 37 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 159 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have earned 24 holds for the year (17th in baseball). They have recorded 16 saves this season and have blown 2 of 18 save chances.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned a total of 1,260 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 414 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them sitting 20th in pro baseball, and they have turned 323 double plays. The Cardinals have transformed 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,780 innings on the field, which has them sitting 7th in professional baseball.
Oviedo (0-5 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.60 and he has faced 180 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 36 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 19 walks. His earned run average is 5.58 (25 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.364. Oviedo has taken the ball for 40 innings and is sitting with 29 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded an OBP of .307 in addition to a batting average of .229 this year. They have struck out on 446 instances (10th in baseball) and have tallied 379 base hits. Arizona has a total of 51 home runs so far this season and 195 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .387 and they tally 4.29 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They have tallied 84 doubles, while walking 169 times as well as scoring 210 runs.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.410 with a FIP of 4.54 as a squad for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 (393 strikeouts vs 157 bases on balls). They come in at 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 441. They have conceded 65 homers and they surrender 5.50 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 259 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.96 (234 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 35 save situations, the Diamondbacks have amassed 20 holds and also 10 blown saves. Arizona has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 15 save opportunities and they have recorded 5 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 42 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with base runners. Arizona relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.9% out of their 52 inherited base runners. They rank 30th in the league holding a save rate of 33.3%, and they have dispatched 166 relievers onto the field this season.
Out of their 3,822 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.9% (27th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 27 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 431 assists, 32 errors and have accounted for 1,274 putouts over the course of the season.
During his pro baseball career, Bumgarner has surrendered 1,713 hits while accumulating 1,880 punch outs in 1,941 innings pitched. Bumgarner (124-100 career record) is the owner of a 3.24 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 699 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.117 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.13 and he has faced 7,920 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona
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