St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks (54-63) are hosting the St. Louis Cardinals (65-51) at Chase Field on Saturday. The expected starting pitchers are Dakota Hudson and Madison Bumgarner.
As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in the league. They have 546 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .325. The Cardinals have accounted for 202 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 136 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 525 RBI's as well as 996 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is at .254. St. Louis owns a slugging percentage of .418 and have struck out 897 times, while drawing a walk on 376 occasions.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team earned run average of 3.87 over the course of the season (14th in the league), and their staff has struck out 860 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 350 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.04 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.46 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have given up 114 home runs and 462 total runs (6th in baseball).
The Cardinals relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 64.3% and has entered the game in 94 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 177 runners on the season with 35.0% of those runners crossed home plate. Cardinals pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 114 times as well as having 96 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 334 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 52 holds for the season (23rd in baseball). They have recorded 27 saves on the year and have blown 15 of their 42 chances to get a save.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned 3,077 putouts for the season, as well as 1,209 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .990 which puts them in 2nd in the majors, and have a total of 126 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,231 innings, which ranks them 8th in MLB.
Hudson (30-16 career mark) has a FIP of 4.61 and he has gone up against 1,523 opposing batters in the majors. He has given up 314 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 170 walks. His ERA is 3.45 (138 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.346. Hudson has pitched in 359 innings and is sitting with 254 K's so far in his career.
Arizona has accumulated 130 home runs on the season as well as 467 runs batted in. They have 183 two-baggers, while taking a walk 402 times and racking up 498 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled an on-base percentage of .305 as well as a batting average of .228 this year. The Diamondbacks hold a slugging percentage of .387 and they are earning 4.26 runs per game (17th in baseball). They have struck out on 966 instances (19th in the league) and have totaled 877 hits.
The Diamondbacks have a WHIP of 1.280 and have a FIP of 4.14 as a team so far this season. They are sitting at 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 965. The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 521 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.10 (470 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.42 (860 strikeouts against 355 bases on balls). They have allowed 121 home runs and they give up 4.55 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB).
Arizona has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 44 save opportunities and they have walked away with 27 saves. They are currently ranked 20th in baseball with a save percentage of 61.4%, and they have sent 398 relievers onto the field on the year. Their relievers have taken the field 128 times in high leverage situations and also on 104 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.5% of 141 inherited base runners. Sitting with 102 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 56 holds and 17 blown saves.
In 9,279 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (11th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have gotten 99 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have 1,005 assists, 69 errors and are sitting with 3,093 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Bumgarner has allowed 1,943 base knocks and he has 2,042 strikeouts in 2,161 innings pitched. He has given up 810 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.140 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.92 and he has faced 8,869 hitters during his MLB career. Bumgarner (133-118 career record) has earned a 3.37 ERA while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona
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