Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+190) St. Louis (-256)
Jack Flaherty and the St. Louis Cardinals (63-60, 3rd in NL Central) host the Detroit Tigers (60-66, 3rd in AL Central) at Busch Stadium on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Tigers priced at +190 and the Cardinals are at -256. The over/under has been set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound are Casey Mize and Jack Flaherty.
Detroit has a slugging percentage of .398 and have been rung up 1,199 times, while being walked on 384 occasions. They have tallied 530 RBI's as well as 1,001 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate is at .241. The Tigers have accrued 175 doubles as a team and have hit 140 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 550 runs while holding a team OBP of .307. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in the league.
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Tigers pitchers have conceded 165 home runs in addition to 611 runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 433 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.69 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.48 on the season (20th in the league), and the staff has struck out 990 batters.
The Tigers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 65.2% and has entered the game in 111 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 191 base runners on the campaign and 35.6% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 121 times as well as having 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have dispatched 441 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have recorded 61 holds this season (17th in baseball). They have recorded 30 saves this year and have missed out on 16 of 46 save chances.
The Tigers have turned 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,882 innings, which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with 3,294 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,153 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which ranks 19th in the majors, and they have twisted 900 double plays.
Mize has thrown 152 frames and has accumulated 124 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Mize (6-9 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.30 while he has faced 641 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.30 (73 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.225. He has conceded 138 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 49 walks.
St. Louis has knocked in 134 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 481 RBIs. They have put up 196 doubles, while walking 372 times as well as recording 501 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have earned an on-base percentage of .310 in addition to a batting average of .238 on the campaign. The Cardinals have a team slugging % of .392 and they are earning 4.07 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,007 occasions (26th in MLB) and are sitting with 970 base hits.
The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 524 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.04 (484 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 110 dingers and they concede 4.38 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.316 and have a FIP of 4.31 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.96 (949 strikeouts against 485 free passes). They have a ranking of 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 933.
Sitting with 120 save situations, the Cardinals have 70 holds and also 14 blown saves. St. Louis has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 48 save chances and they have come away with 34 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 110 times in high leverage situations in addition to 129 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.7% out of 218 inherited runners. They rank 2nd in baseball holding a save percentage of 70.8%, and they have sent 419 relief pitchers onto the field so far this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 95 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have racked up 1,129 assists, 69 errors and are sitting with 3,232 putouts for the season. Out of their 9,696 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.2% (4th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Flaherty has allowed 349 base knocks while accumulating 562 strikeouts in 483 innings. Flaherty (32-23 career win-loss mark) has a 3.26 ERA and has given up 6.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 175 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.056 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.49 and he has faced 1,948 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-256)
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