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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2017
Cardinals vs Rockies
Cardinals
-115 at 5Dimes
Lost
$115.0
Play Type: Free

Friday, May 26, 2017

Coors Field

Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.

Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Antonio Senzatela

The St. Louis Cardinals visit Coors Field on Friday, May 26, 2017 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies.

The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +101 and Colorado at -111. The Cardinals have a 25-16-2 over/under record and a 23-20-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 29-19-0 against the run line and have a 22-25-1 over/under record.

Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends

The St. Louis Cardinals are 25-16-2 against the over/under

The St. Louis Cardinals are 23-20-0 against the run line

Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends

The Colorado Rockies are 22-25-1 against the over/under

The Colorado Rockies are 29-19-0 against the run line

Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries

05/07/17 RF Jose Martinez Groin 10-day DL (5/7)

04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)

04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)

Key Colorado Rockies Injuries

04/26/17 P Mike Dunn Back 10-day DL (4/23)

04/13/17 P Jonathan Gray Toe 10-day DL (4/14)

04/03/17 P Jairo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (3/30)

03/16/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL

03/16/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 10-day DL (3/30)

03/16/17 C Tom Murphy Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)

Useful Pitching Statistics

The Cardinals have a 23-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.28 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 62 strikeouts over his 57.2 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 361 base hits and 154 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 370. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.

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Hitting Statistics

As a team St. Louis is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 45 hits this season in 172 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 85. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 136 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .574. The Cardinals have 383 hits, including 84 doubles and 44 home runs. St. Louis has walked 157 times so far this season and they have struck out 358 times as a unit. They have left 316 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 193 runs this year.

Useful Pitching Statistics

Colorado has a 31-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Antonio Senzatela has a 6-1 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 48 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 167 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 389 base knocks and 201 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 167 hitters and struck out 385 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.

Hitting Statistics

As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league. The Rockies hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .348. He has 54 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 184 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .582 with an OPS+ of 124. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 63 hits in 196 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .607. The Rockies as a unit have 438 base hits, including 86 doubles and 63 homers. Colorado has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 411 occasions. They have had 297 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 248 runs this season.

Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rockies MLB game against the spread?

Doc's Sports Free Pick: Take the Cardinals +101

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2017
Orioles vs Astros
Astros
-133 at betonline
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

3-unit Play Take #928 Houston Astros over Baltimore Orioles (8:10pm EST) The Baltimore Orioles have been playing good baseball so far in 2017. The Houston Astros have been better - a lot better. The Astros have the best record in the majors and don't have any glaring weaknesses. The O's haven't been as good in the pen, as closer Zach Britton has been out with an injury for the better part of the season. Baltimore has also really struggled on the road this season, and in season's past. All signs point to Houston here.

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2017
Royals vs Indians
Indians
-162 at betonline
Lost
$162.0
Play Type: Premium

4-unit Play Take #920 Cleveland Indians over Kansas City Royals (7:10pm EST) The Royals struggles on the road have been well-documented (7-16 this season). It also looks like the Indians are starting to figure it out after a slow start to the season. Not crazy about the pitching matchup, but the Tribe have a big advantage everywhere else on the diamond today. Play Cleveland at home.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 26, 2017
Braves vs Giants
Giants
-110 at 5Dimes
Lost
$110.0
Play Type: Premium

5-unit Play Take #914 San Francisco Giants over Atlanta Braves (10:15pm EST) We know that the San Francisco Giants are having a down season, and it may continue while competing in a tough NL West. However, to sink to the level of the Atlanta Braves (without star Freddie Freeman) is unwarranted. Jaime Garcia takes the hill for the Braves and he's struggled in his first season in Atlanta. Garcia is 1-3 with a 4.07 ERA, but his peripherals say that he's been fortunate. Matt Cain of the Giants hasn't been any better (4.91 ERA and lackluster peripherals), so there's a good chance that the two bullpens decide this one. In that case San Francisco has the edge. The Giants are still the better of these two teams overall and there's certainly value on them at home here at a short price. Take San Francisco in our MLB Game of the Week.

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2017
Reds vs Phillies
Reds
+118 at BMaker
Lost
$100.0
Play Type: Premium

3-unit Play Take #953 Cincinnati Reds over Philadelphia Phillies (4:05pm EST) We are almost at the 50-game mark for the MLB season. The sample isn't huge in the grand scheme of things, but it also isn't something to take lightly. The Cincinnati Reds are just one game below the .500 mark and it's time to acknowledge that this team is better than everyone thought. They also have a +4 run differential overall and are 4-5 in one-run games. So you can't say that they've been particularly lucky - the Reds have earned it. They're not going to compete for a playoff spot in 2017, but they may almost be at the point of respectability - about two years earlier than most people thought. The infield has been the strength of this team from the start, as guys like Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez have started to make a name for themselves alongside Joey Votto. Leftfielder Adam Duvall also looks like he's going to be a really good one. Today the Reds look to win their third straight game as they face the Phillies. There's no question that Philadelphia is still rebuilding, but the fans expected better than their 16-30 effort so far. You could probably flip flop the records of these two teams and that would appear perfectly normal before the season. However, we have to come to grips with reality. The Reds are just a much better team than the Phillies right now, despite what the betting markets think. Take Cincinnati in the underdog role here.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2017
Mets vs Pirates
Pirates
-133 at BMaker
Play Type: Premium

3-unit Play Take #960 Pittsburgh Pirates over New York Mets (7:15pm EST) Pirates ace Gerrit Cole takes the ball today against the banged up New York Mets. Cole comes in with a 2-5 record, but he's deserved better. Cole owns a 3.36 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 61.2 innings of work. He'll face a beat up Mets lineup that is still without star slugger Yoenis Cespedes. New York has been able to put up some runs in his absence, but the effort certainly hasn't been consistent. Zack Wheeler goes for the Mets here, and he's been solid but unspectacular. He's still walking 4.2 batters per nine innings and is coming off an outing in which he walked five batters against the Angels in five innings. His control seems to be getting worse as the season goes on, which is troubling considering he's coming back from a big injury. Play Pittsburgh behind Cole today at home.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2017
Orioles vs Astros
Astros
-185 at GTBets
Play Type: Premium

3-unit Play Take #972 Houston Astros over Baltimore Orioles (7:15pm EST) We cashed a ticket with the Astros last night over the Orioles and we're going back to the well again. Houston is a much better team than the O's right now, and there's a bigger than usual home field advantage here. The Stros also have a huge edge with Dallas Keuchel over Wade Miley on the mound. Play Houston.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 27, 2017
Angels vs Marlins
Angels
-125 at BMaker
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

4-unit Play Take #979 Los Angeles Angels over Miami Marlins (4:10pm EST) I didn't like the Miami Marlins coming into the season and they've done nothing to make me feel any better about them. They are 17-29 and have had some big problems with the pitching staff. Today's starter Vance Worley certainly doesn't calm any of those fears. Take the Angels, who are playing respectable baseball despite not building enough around Mike Trout.

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