Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-132) St. Louis (+105)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Johan Oviedo and the St. Louis Cardinals (31-26, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (25-29, 4th in NL Central) on Saturday. The Reds open this contest at -132 while the Cardinals are coming in at +105. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Tyler Mahle and Johan Oviedo.
As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in MLB. They have earned 263 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .324. The Reds have accrued 88 two-baggers as a team and have hit 75 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 250 RBI's in addition to 455 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .248. Cincinnati has a slugging % of .424 and have been rung up 469 times, while taking a walk on 177 occasions.
The Reds have a team ERA of 4.99 on the campaign (29th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 519 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.23 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.39. Reds pitchers have yielded 70 long balls and also 291 runs in total (28th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 233 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.45 as a unit for the year.
Reds pitchers have entered the game with runners on 64 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 14 holds for the season (29th in baseball). The Reds relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.1% and has come into the game in 32 save situations. They have recorded 11 saves on the year and have blown 7 of their 18 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 92 runners this year and 43.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Reds have dispatched 195 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Reds have converted 69.2% of balls in play into outs in their 4,320 innings, which has them ranked 20th in MLB. The Cincinnati Reds have 1,440 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 478 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 21st in professional baseball, and they have twisted 338 double plays.
Mahle (17-27 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.54 while he has gone up against 1,584 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 359 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 138 free passes. His ERA is 4.49 (182 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.363. Mahle has thrown 364 innings and is sitting with 377 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The St. Louis Cardinals have recorded a team on-base percentage of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .230 so far this year. They have struck out on 482 instances (19th in baseball) and have earned 432 hits. St. Louis has tallied 67 home runs for the year as well as 226 RBIs. The Cardinals hold a team SLG% of .390 and they earn 4.23 runs per game (18th in the league). They have tallied 88 two-baggers, while taking a walk 172 times as well as notching 241 runs.
The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 253 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.11 (228 earned runs yielded). They have given up 41 dingers and they surrender 4.56 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.365 and have a FIP of 4.15 as a team this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.79 (459 strikeouts against 257 bases on balls). They are sitting at 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 424.
With 58 save situations, the Cardinals have recorded 31 holds and 5 blown saves. St. Louis has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 25 save chances and they have converted 20 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 63 occasions with base runners. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 47.4% of 116 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 189 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 42 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in pro baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 494 assists, 40 errors and have amassed 1,497 putouts on the campaign. In 4,491 innings on the field, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (10th in the majors).
So far in his career, Oviedo has given up 41 hits and he has 32 punch outs in 44 innings pitched. Oviedo (0-5 career record) has a 5.44 ERA while surrendering 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 27 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.478 and a FIP of 5.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.28 and he has faced 204 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+105)
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