Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-185) St. Louis (+140)
J.A. Happ and the St. Louis Cardinals (69-66, 3rd in NL Central) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (86-51, 2nd in NL West) at Busch Stadium on Tuesday. The Dodgers open this contest at -185 while the Cardinals are coming in at +140. The total opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Mitch White and J.A. Happ.
The Dodgers have compiled 210 doubles as a unit and have knocked 191 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .420 and have struck out 1,231 times, while being walked on 533 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 4th in MLB. They have amassed 665 runs batted in and 1,117 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .242. They have racked up 692 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .330.
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The Dodgers have a team ERA of 3.00 over the course of the season (1st in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,364 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.20 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.11. Dodgers pitchers have yielded 141 home runs in addition to 477 runs in total (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 426 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a unit on the year.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 62.0% and has come into the game in 161 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 203 base runners so far this year and 22.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 146 times in addition to having 170 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 504 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 88 holds this season (3rd in the league). They have compiled 44 saves on the campaign and have blown 27 of their 71 chances to save the game.
The Dodgers have turned 72.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,070 innings, which has them ranked 1st in the majors. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 3,690 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,111 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which is 18th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 853 double plays.
White has pitched in 41 frames and has tallied 43 K's so far in his MLB career. White (2-2 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.96 and he has faced 179 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.24 (15 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.248. He has allowed 34 base hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 18 free passes.
The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with a team OBP of .313 and a batting average of .240 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,107 instances (26th in the league) and have recorded 1,073 hits. St. Louis has knocked in 154 home runs for the year to go along with 544 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .400 and they are recording 4.18 runs per outing (25th in the league). They have notched 213 doubles, while walking 412 times and earning 564 runs.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.330 in addition to having a FIP of 4.32 as a staff on the year. They are currently ranked 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,038. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 579 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.11 (538 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 (1,032 strikeouts against 529 bases on balls). They have surrendered 123 dingers and they yield 4.42 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
With 139 save situations, the Cardinals have accumulated 82 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 55 save chances and they have tallied 37 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 128 times in high leverage situations in addition to 145 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.3% out of their 244 inherited runners. They rank 5th in baseball with a save rate of 67.3%, and they have sent 464 relievers to the mound for the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 107 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (17th in MLB). The Cardinals have racked up 1,244 assists, 76 errors and have a total of 3,534 putouts so far this year. In 10,602 innings played, the Cardinals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (4th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Happ has given up 1,798 base hits while tallying 1,639 strikeouts in 1,869 frames. He has given up a total of 858 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.316 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and he has gone up against 7,945 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Happ (131-99 career mark) has a 4.13 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+140)
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