Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-111) St. Louis (-111)
Kwang Hyun Kim and the St. Louis Cardinals (31-25, 2nd in NL Central) play the Cincinnati Reds (24-29, 4th in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Friday. The odds on this game have the Reds priced at -111 and the Cardinals are at -111. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Luis Castillo and Kwang Hyun Kim.
The Reds have compiled 85 two-baggers as a team and have hit 74 balls out of the park. Cincinnati has a slugging rate of .423 and have struck out 462 times, while drawing a walk on 175 occasions. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 6th in the league. They have accounted for 246 RBI's as well as 445 hits this year, while their batting average is .247. They have racked up 259 runs scored and have an OBP of .323.
Reds pitchers have yielded 70 home runs in addition to 289 total runs (28th in the league). They have walked 228 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.48 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.24 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.39. The Reds have a team ERA of 5.04 over the course of the season (30th in the league), and their staff has rung up 511 batters.
The Reds relievers have earned a save percentage of 58.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 30 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 92 runners on the campaign with 43.5% of those players crossed home plate. Reds relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 64 times as well as having 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 193 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have earned 13 holds this season (29th in baseball). They have 10 saves for the season and have blown 7 of 17 save chances.
The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with 1,413 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 469 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them ranked 22nd in baseball, and have accumulated 332 double plays. The Reds have turned 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,239 innings on the field, ranking them 20th in professional baseball.
Castillo has taken the hill for 572 innings and is sitting with 626 punch outs in his career. Castillo (33-41 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.86 while facing 2,389 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.95 (251 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.224. He has surrendered 493 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 207 walks.
St. Louis is sitting with 67 home runs on the campaign to go along with 224 RBIs. They have notched 88 doubles, while taking a walk 167 times and putting up 239 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated a team OBP of .302 as well as a batting average of .230 for the year. The Cardinals have a SLG% of .393 and they earn 4.27 runs per contest (17th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 474 occasions (20th in the league) and have 426 hits.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.365 with a FIP of 4.15 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.77 (452 strikeouts vs 255 walks). They are currently ranked 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 414. They have given up 40 HR's and they surrender 4.57 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 249 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.11 (224 earned runs surrendered).
St. Louis has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 25 save opportunities and they have tallied 20 saves. They sit at 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 187 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 51 times in high leverage situations in addition to 63 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score rate of 47.4% out of their 116 inherited base runners. Sitting with 58 save situations, the Cardinals have accrued 31 holds and also 5 blown saves.
In 4,410 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (10th in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 42 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in the majors). The Cardinals have racked up 480 assists, 40 errors and have notched a total of 1,470 putouts for the year.
Kim (4-3 mark in his career) has a 2.61 earned run average and has surrendered 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 and he has faced 319 hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered 22 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.211 and a FIP of 3.7. So far in his pro baseball career, Kim has given up 68 base hits while accumulating 57 punch outs in 76 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-111)
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