Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+140) St. Louis (-160)
Busch Stadium is the site where the St. Louis Cardinals (11-7) will compete against the Arizona Diamondbacks (8-12) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Diamondbacks at +140 and the Cardinals open at -160. The total is 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Merrill Kelly and Miles Mikolas.
Arizona has a slugging % of .308 and have been rung up 182 times, while drawing a walk on 76 occasions. They have 56 runs batted in as well as 112 base knocks on the season, and their batting average comes in at .178. The Diamondbacks have compiled 26 doubles as a unit and have hit 18 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 60 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .273. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 3.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 14 home runs and 83 total runs (22nd in the league). They have walked 72 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.97 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.83 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 3.51 so far this season (14th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 132 hitters.
The Diamondbacks have sent 76 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 26 runners for the year and 23.1% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 5 saves so far this year and have blown 2 of their 7 save opportunities. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 71.4% and has come into the game in 17 save situations. The relievers have racked up 10 holds for the season (15th in MLB). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 18 times as well as having 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with 531 putouts thus far, as well as 176 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .975 which has them sitting 28th in the majors, and have a total of 23 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,593 innings on the field, which ranks them 20th in baseball.
Kelly has thrown 394 frames and has accumulated 339 K's in his career. Kelly (24-28 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.17 while he has faced 1,658 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.13 (181 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.277. He has surrendered 393 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 110 free passes.
St. Louis has recorded 13 long balls on the campaign to go along with 77 RBIs. They have put up 27 doubles, while walking 60 times and notching 80 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .248 this season. The Cardinals hold a team SLG% of .364 and they earn 4.44 runs per game (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 142 occasions (28th in MLB) and have accounted for 150 base hits.
The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 57 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.13 (55 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 11 long balls and they yield 3.25 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.215 and have a FIP of 3.37 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.68 (142 strikeouts against 53 free passes). They are currently ranked 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 139.
Sitting with 15 save situations, the Cardinals have accrued 10 holds in addition to 1 blown save. St. Louis has called on relievers to enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have recorded 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 9 times in high leverage situations in addition to 20 occasions with runners on. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 23.1% out of 26 inherited runners. They rank 5th in the league holding a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have sent 57 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the season.
In their 1,422 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (21st in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 19 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (5th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 187 assists, 7 errors and have a tally of 474 putouts on the campaign.
During his MLB career, Mikolas has given up 535 base hits while tallying 401 K's in 543 innings pitched. He has allowed 226 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.188 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.65 and he has gone up against 2,254 hitters in his pro baseball career. Mikolas (34-27 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.75 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+140)
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