Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+175) St. Louis (-210)
The St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-12) at Busch Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has Arizona at +175 and St. Louis is sitting at -210. The total is 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Zach Davies and Jordan Hicks.
As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 3.1 runs per contest, which has them at 28th in the league. They have accumulated 66 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .279. The Diamondbacks have tallied 29 two-baggers as a team and have hit 18 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 62 RBI's and 121 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .183. Arizona is slugging .311 and have been called out on strikes 190 times, while drawing a walk on 82 occasions.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 15 home runs in addition to 85 runs in total (17th in baseball). They have walked 75 batters and their FIP is 4.03 as a team this season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.83 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. The Diamondbacks hold a team ERA of 3.44 on the year (12th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 137 hitters.
The Diamondbacks have sent 80 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 27 base runners on the season with 22.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have 5 saves so far this year and have blown 2 out of their 7 chances to save the game. The Diamondbacks bullpen have a save percentage of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 19 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 12 holds on the year (14th in the league). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 19 times as well as having 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have turned 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,674 innings, which has them ranked 15th in MLB. The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 558 putouts thus far, as well as 181 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .976 which has them ranked 28th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 23 double plays.
Davies has pitched in 850 innings and has totaled 625 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Davies (57-49 career record) holds a FIP of 4.43 while he has faced 3,612 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.17 (394 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.336. He has allowed 852 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 284 walks.
The Cardinals hold a team slugging percentage of .360 and they are scoring 4.32 runs per game (12th in MLB). They have 28 two-baggers, while getting a free base 63 times and earning 82 runs. St. Louis has knocked in 14 home runs for the season to go along with 78 RBIs. They have struck out on 147 occasions (28th in the league) and have 155 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .319 as well as a team batting average of .244 this year.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.240 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.40 as a staff so far this year. They are sitting at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 148. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 63 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.29 (61 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.54 (150 strikeouts vs 59 walks). They have given up 11 home runs and they allow 3.40 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB).
Sitting with 15 save situations, the Cardinals have accumulated 10 holds and 1 blown save. St. Louis has had relievers step onto the hill in 5 save chances and they have converted 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 9 times in high leverage situations in addition to 21 occasions with base runners. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 28 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 61 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season.
In 1,503 innings played, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.4% (21st in baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 21 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .990 (5th in pro baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 200 assists, 7 errors and have amassed 501 putouts so far this year.
Hicks (6-8 career mark) has earned a 3.59 ERA and has given up 6.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and he has gone up against 529 opposing hitters during his career. He has given up a total of 50 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.253 and a FIP of 3.6. During his career, Hicks has allowed 85 hits while accumulating 120 strikeouts in 125 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+175)
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