Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-200) St. Louis (+155)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Miles Mikolas and the St. Louis Cardinals (69-65, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (86-50, 1st in NL West) on Monday. The Cardinals open this game at +155 while the Dodgers are coming in at -200. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Max Scherzer and Miles Mikolas.
The Dodgers have hit 210 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 190 balls out of the stadium. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .421 and have struck out 1,222 times, while drawing a walk on 527 occasions. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in MLB. They have recorded 661 RBI's and 1,111 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .242. They have 688 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .330.
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The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 2.98 for the season (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,358 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.23 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers have relinquished 140 home runs and 471 runs (1st in baseball). They have walked 421 batters and their FIP sits at 3.59 as a unit so far this year.
The Dodgers have sent 500 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have inherited 201 base runners this season with 22.4% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 44 saves for the year and have blown 27 out of their 71 chances to save the game. The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save rate of 62.0% and has entered the game in 161 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 88 holds for the season (3rd in baseball). Dodgers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 145 times and also have had 170 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Dodgers have transformed 72.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,998 innings on the field, ranking them 1st in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 3,666 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,105 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 18th in baseball, and have 845 double plays.
Scherzer has thrown 2,503 frames and has totaled 2,981 K's in his career. Scherzer (187-97 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.14 while he has gone up against 10,137 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.16 (880 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.087. He has given up 2,046 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 674 walks.
The Cardinals have a team slugging % of .399 and they score 4.17 runs per outing (24th in MLB). They have hit 211 two-baggers, while getting a free base 405 times and scoring 559 runs. St. Louis has accumulated 153 long balls this season as well as 539 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,094 occasions (27th in baseball) and have recorded 1,061 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have tallied an OBP of .312 in addition to a batting average of .240 on the year.
The St. Louis pitching staff have relinquished 573 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.10 (532 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 121 long balls and they relinquish 4.41 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.326 with a FIP of 4.30 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.96 (1,026 strikeouts vs 524 walks). They rank 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,026.
Sitting with 136 save situations, the Cardinals have tallied 80 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 54 save chances and they have walked away with 37 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 125 times in high leverage situations and on 142 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.1% of 237 inherited runners. They are ranked 3rd in the league holding a save rate of 68.5%, and they have dispatched 459 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 106 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in MLB). The Cardinals have accrued 1,231 assists, 76 errors and have 3,509 putouts on the campaign. In 10,527 innings played, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (4th in professional baseball).
During his career, Mikolas has given up 493 hits while earning 366 punch outs in 492 frames. He has surrendered 210 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.204 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.66 and he has faced 2,052 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Mikolas (31-25 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.84 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-200)
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