Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+101) St. Louis (-111)
Busch Stadium is the venue where John Gant and the St. Louis Cardinals (8-10, 5th in NL Central) will play the Cincinnati Reds (9-9, 3rd in NL Central) on Saturday. The Reds open this matchup at +101 while the Cardinals are coming in at -111. The O/U opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Wade Miley and John Gant.
As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are notching 6.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB. They have a total of 111 runs and hold an OBP of .339. The Reds have hit 33 doubles as a team and have smacked 31 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 106 runs batted in as well as 163 hits this season, and their team batting average sits at .263. Cincinnati has a slugging rate of .476 and have been rung up 166 times, while taking a walk on 62 occasions.
Reds pitchers have allowed 28 long balls and 94 total runs (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 78 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.69 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Reds hold a team ERA of 4.72 for the year (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 183 hitters.
The Reds have sent 66 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 31 runners on the year with 54.8% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 3 saves for the season and have blown 4 out of their 7 chances to save the game. The Reds relievers have a save rate of 42.9% and has come into the game in 12 save situations. The relievers have 5 holds on the year (26th in MLB). Reds bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 22 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Reds have transformed 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,458 innings, which has them sitting at 15th in pro baseball. The Cincinnati Reds have a total of 486 putouts so far this season, in addition to 152 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 16th in professional baseball, and have a total of 108 double plays.
Miley has taken the mound for 1,434 innings and has earned 1,141 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.22 (672 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.379. He has surrendered 1,475 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 502 walks. Miley (87-86 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.11 while going up against 6,154 hitters in the major leagues.
St. Louis is sitting with 25 home runs on the year as well as 76 RBIs. They have put up 20 doubles, while walking 62 times and scoring 85 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .306 as well as a batting average of .225 on the year. The Cardinals hold a slugging percentage of .395 and they score 4.72 runs per game (11th in baseball). They have been rung up on 168 instances (16th in the league) and are sitting with 133 base knocks.
The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 87 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.67 (81 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 16 homers and they surrender 5.02 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.417 in addition to having a FIP of 4.29 as a staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.92 (152 strikeouts vs 79 free passes). They are sitting at 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 142.
St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 4 save chances and they have tallied 3 saves. They rank 6th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 62 relievers to the mound for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 10 times in high leverage situations and also on 14 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 25.9% of 27 inherited runners. With 10 save situations, the Cardinals have 6 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
In 1,404 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 12 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (22nd in MLB). The Cardinals have racked up 144 assists, 12 errors and have a tally of 468 putouts during this campaign.
Gant (19-17 career mark) has earned a 3.77 ERA while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.76 and he has faced 1,181 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 116 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.363 and a FIP of 4.2. So far in his MLB career, Gant has allowed 237 base hits while he has tallied 246 punch outs in 276 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-111)
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