St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-145) Arizona (+135)
Corbin Martin and the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-34, 5th in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (29-22, 1st in NL Central) at Chase Field on Sunday. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +135 while the Cardinals are coming in at -145. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kwang Hyun Kim and Corbin Martin.
The Cardinals have accumulated 77 doubles as a squad and have knocked 60 balls out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .391 and have been rung up 425 times, while drawing a walk on 157 occasions. As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 4.3 runs per outing, which has them at 16th in the league. They have 206 runs batted in in addition to 387 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average sits at .231. They have a total of 220 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .304.
Cardinals pitchers have allowed 33 home runs and 211 total runs (14th in MLB). They have walked 225 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.98 as a squad for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.84 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Cardinals have a team earned run average of 3.78 over the course of the season (9th in the league), and their staff has rung up 413 batters.
The Cardinals have sent 170 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 106 runners for the season with 43.4% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 18 saves on the campaign and have blown 3 out of their 21 save opportunities. The Cardinals relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 85.7% and has entered the game in 50 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 27 holds on the season (10th in baseball). Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 58 times and also have had 46 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 1,344 putouts thus far, in addition to 438 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 346 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 71.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,032 innings on the diamond, ranking them 10th in professional baseball.
Kim (4-2 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.52 and he has gone up against 294 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 59 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 23 walks. His earned run average is 2.28 (18 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.155. Kim has thrown 71 innings and is sitting with 56 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a team OBP of .309 as well as a batting average of .232 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 476 occasions (9th in baseball) and have recorded 410 base knocks. Arizona is sitting with 51 home runs over the course of the season as well as 209 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging % of .386 and they are recording 4.31 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have recorded 92 two-baggers, while getting a free base 179 times as well as scoring 224 runs.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.395 in addition to having a FIP of 4.52 as a unit on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 (420 strikeouts vs 166 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 465. They have relinquished 70 home runs and they concede 5.51 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 277 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.96 (249 earned runs yielded).
Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.8% out of their 56 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 45 times in high leverage situations and on 43 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 38 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 22 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save rate of 31.3%, and they have dispatched 177 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Arizona has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 16 save chances and they have walked away with 5 saves.
Out of their 4,074 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (26th in the majors). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 27 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have recorded 454 assists, 34 errors and have notched a total of 1,358 putouts for the season.
In his MLB career, Martin has allowed 32 base hits while he has totaled 27 strikeouts in 28 frames. He has allowed 21 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.800 and a FIP of 8.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.42 and he has gone up against 135 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Martin (1-3 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 6.67 earned run average while giving up 10.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (+135)
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