Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+110) St. Louis (-120)
Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (27-29, 4th in NL Central) are headed to Busch Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (31-28, 3rd in NL Central). The moneyline on this matchup has the Reds coming in at +110 and the Cardinals are at -120. The total opens at 9. The men taking the mound will be Wade Miley and John Gant.
The Reds have tallied 91 doubles as a team and have knocked 77 baseballs out of the park. Cincinnati is slugging .426 and have struck out 475 times, while taking a walk on 181 occasions. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have 256 RBI's in addition to 464 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .248. They have a total of 269 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .326.
Reds pitchers have conceded 71 home runs and also 295 total runs (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 237 batters and their FIP sits at 4.44 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.24 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Reds are sitting with a team ERA of 4.97 on the season (29th in the league), and they have struck out 530 hitters.
The Reds have dispatched 200 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 97 base runners so far this season with 42.3% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 12 saves so far this season and have blown 7 of their 19 save opportunities. The Reds relief pitchers have a save percentage of 63.2% and has entered the game in 36 save situations. The relievers have earned 17 holds for the season (28th in the league). Reds pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 67 times in addition to having 52 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have amassed 1,467 putouts for the season, in addition to 487 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which is 20th in the majors, and they have turned 344 double plays. The Reds have turned 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,401 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 19th in the majors.
Miley (90-89 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.09 and he has faced 6,301 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 1,508 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 513 walks. His earned run average is 4.21 (686 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.377. Miley has taken the hill for 1,467 innings and is sitting with 1,167 punch outs so far in his career.
The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .389 and they average 4.22 runs per contest (18th in the league). They have hit 91 doubles, while getting a free base 176 times as well as scoring 245 runs. St. Louis has 68 long balls on the year as well as 230 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 493 instances (19th in the league) and have earned a total of 439 base knocks. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with a team OBP of .301 and a team batting average of .229 on the season.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.366 with a FIP of 4.21 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.78 (465 strikeouts vs 261 walks). They are sitting at 12th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 433. They have relinquished 43 dingers and they yield 4.59 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 259 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.15 (234 earned runs allowed).
St. Louis has had relievers enter the contest in 25 save chances and they have recorded 20 saves. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 193 relievers onto the field so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 51 times in high leverage situations and on 65 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 46.2% out of their 119 inherited base runners. With 58 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 31 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
Out of their 4,572 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (10th in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 43 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in MLB). The Cardinals have 505 assists, 40 errors and have notched a total of 1,524 putouts this season.
Gant (23-18 career win-loss record) has a 3.45 ERA while conceding 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and he has faced 1,339 hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 120 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.366 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. In his career, Gant has given up 265 hits while he has tallied 272 punch outs in 313 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-120)
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