Cleveland Indians vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-105) St. Louis (-116)
Jean Carlos Mejia and the Cleveland Indians (31-26, 2nd in AL Central) are headed to Busch Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (31-29, 3rd in NL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Indians coming in at -105 and the Cardinals are at -116. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Jean Carlos Mejia and Adam Wainwright.
Cleveland is slugging .387 and have struck out 477 times, while taking a walk on 169 occasions. They have recorded 219 RBI's and 407 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average comes in at .221. The Indians have accounted for 85 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 68 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 231 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .291. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 21st in the league.
Indians pitchers have conceded 70 home runs and 246 runs in total (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 211 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.18 as a team for the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.29. The Indians are sitting with a team ERA of 4.15 on the year (16th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 542 batters.
Indians pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 50 times in addition to having 56 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 23 holds on the year (26th in MLB). The Indians relief pitchers have a save rate of 85.7% and has come into the game in 45 save situations. They have recorded 18 saves on the season and have blown 3 out of their 21 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 68 base runners so far this season with 32.4% of them crossed the plate. The Indians have sent 178 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Cleveland Indians have accounted for 1,490 putouts thus far, in addition to 504 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 388 double plays. The Indians have transformed 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,470 innings on the field, ranking them 14th in baseball.
Mejia has pitched in 8 innings and has accounted for 9 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 0.00 (0 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 0.500. He has surrendered 2 hits (2.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 2 free passes. Mejia (1-0 career record) has a FIP of 1.64 while he has gone up against 27 batters in the majors.
St. Louis has 69 home runs over the course of the season and 239 RBIs. They have 97 doubles, while taking a walk 181 times and scoring 254 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have compiled an OBP of .302 and a batting average of .231 so far this year. The Cardinals have a SLG% of .391 and they have an average of 4.23 runs per game (18th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 515 occasions (19th in baseball) and have notched a total of 460 base hits.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.371 and have a FIP of 4.30 as a team on the campaign. They rank 12th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 452. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 272 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.21 (246 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.79 (481 strikeouts against 269 walks). They have allowed 48 homers and they give up 4.65 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
St. Louis relievers have an inherited score rate of 46.2% of 119 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 53 times in high leverage situations and also on 65 occasions with base runners. With 58 save situations, the Cardinals have 31 holds and also 5 blown saves. They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball holding a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have sent 200 relievers to the hill this year. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 25 save chances and they have earned 20 saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 44 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 526 assists, 41 errors and have notched a total of 1,578 putouts so far this season. In 4,734 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (9th in MLB).
In his MLB career, Wainwright has given up 2,128 base hits while he has accumulated 1,891 strikeouts in 2,236 innings. Wainwright (170-103 career win-loss mark) has a 3.41 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 846 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.225 and having a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.10 and he has gone up against 9,283 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-105)
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