St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Seth Frankoff and the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-32, 5th in NL West) host the St. Louis Cardinals (27-22, 1st in NL Central) at Chase Field on Saturday.
The Cardinals have hit 70 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 55 balls out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .391 and have struck out 393 times, while taking a walk on 147 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 16th in baseball. They have compiled 189 runs batted in as well as 367 hits this season, and their batting average is at .233. They have accounted for 203 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .306.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team ERA of 3.84 this season (10th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 381 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.81 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.31. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 33 long balls and also 201 runs (12th in MLB). They have walked 210 opposing players and their FIP is 4.09 as a unit for the year.
Cardinals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 51 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 24 holds so far this season (17th in MLB). The Cardinals relievers have compiled a save rate of 88.9% and has entered the game in 43 save situations. They have recorded 16 saves on the year and have blown 2 out of their 18 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 94 runners this season with 46.8% of those players crossed home plate. The Cardinals have sent 159 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Cardinals have converted 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,780 innings, ranking them 7th in baseball. 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 is 20th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 323 double plays.
Wainwright (169-102 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.43 and he has faced 9,229 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 2,115 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 607 walks. His earned run average is 3.40 (839 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.224. Wainwright has thrown 2,224 innings and has racked up 1,881 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
Arizona has 51 HRs this season as well as 195 RBIs. They have hit 84 two-baggers, while taking a walk 169 times as well as recording 210 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded a team OBP of .307 and a batting average of .229 so far this year. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .387 and they score 4.29 runs per game (15th in MLB). They have been rung up on 446 occasions (10th in the league) and have 379 base knocks.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.410 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.54 as a staff on the season. They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 441. The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 259 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.96 (234 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.50 (393 strikeouts against 157 free passes). They have conceded 65 home runs and they relinquish 5.50 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball).
Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 26.9% out of 52 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 42 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 35 save situations, the Diamondbacks have recorded 20 holds and 10 blown saves. They sit at 30th in MLB with a save rate of 33.3%, and they have sent 166 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Arizona has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 15 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves.
Out of their 3,822 innings played, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency 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 431 assists, 32 errors and have accumulated 1,274 putouts this year.
Frankoff (0-2 career win-loss mark) has earned a 9.45 earned run average while allowing 13.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.14 and he has gone up against 66 hitters in his career. He has given up 14 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 2.025 and having a FIP of 6.5. During his pro baseball career, Frankoff has conceded 20 base knocks while he has earned 8 K's in 13 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis
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