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MLB  |  May 26, 2017
Royals vs. Indians
Indians
-1½ +125
  at  5DIMES
in 6h

10* FREE MLB PICK (INDIANS 1.5, +125)

I had a premium play yesterday on the Indians -1.5 with Clevinger on the mound in the series finale against the Reds and I'll fire right back with him in a similar spot in what will be the series opener against division rival KC. Clevinger looks to have finally figured this starter gig out and comes in with a 1.59 ERA in 3 starts and was nearly unhittable in his last outing, giving up just 2 runs with 8 strikeouts in 7 shutout innings on the road against a loaded Astros lineup. Now he faces one of the worst offensive teams in the majors in the Royals, who are scoring a mere 3.3 runs/game and hitting a miserable .213 as a team on the road. On the flip side of this, I look for Cleveland's offense to put up a decent number here, as they go up against the struggling Ian Kennedy, who is 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA in 3 road starts and has an ugly 8.49 ERA over his last 3 outings (Royals are 1-6 in his 7 starts this season). Give me the Indians -1.5 (+125)!

MLB  |  May 26, 2017
Royals vs. Indians
OVER
8½ -105
  at  5DIMES
in 6h
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MLB  |  May 26, 2017
Cardinals vs. Rockies
Cardinals
-115
  at  5DIMES
in 7h

Friday, May 26, 2017

Coors Field

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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