Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) St. Louis (+100)
Andre Jackson and the Los Angeles Dodgers (87-51, 2nd in NL West) go to Busch Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (69-67, 3rd in NL Central). The odds on this game have the Dodgers coming in at -125 and the Cardinals are at +100. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Andre Jackson and Adam Wainwright.
The Dodgers have hit 211 doubles as a squad and have hit 192 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .419 and have been called out on strikes 1,237 times, while taking a walk on 535 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are notching 5.1 runs per game, which is 5th in MLB. They have accounted for 669 runs batted in in addition to 1,122 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .241. They have accumulated 697 runs scored while having a team OBP of .329.
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The Dodgers have an earned run average of 2.98 for the season (1st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,378 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.10. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 141 home runs and also 478 runs in total (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 426 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.58 as a team for the year.
The Dodgers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 62.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 161 save situations. The relievers have inherited 203 base runners on the season with 22.2% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 146 times in addition to having 170 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 505 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 88 holds this year (3rd in baseball). They have recorded 44 saves so far this season and have not converted 27 of their 71 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have amassed 3,717 putouts this season, as well as 1,117 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 17th in MLB, and they have turned 861 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 72.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 11,151 innings on the field, which has them ranked 1st in MLB.
Jackson has thrown 8 frames and has accounted for 7 K's so far in his MLB career. Jackson (0-1 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.13 while he has gone up against 37 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 1.04 (1 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.385. He has surrendered 6 hits (6.2 hits per nine innings) with 6 free passes.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a team on-base percentage of .312 and a team batting average of .240 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,121 occasions (26th in the league) and have a total of 1,079 hits. St. Louis has compiled 154 long balls this year to go along with 544 RBIs. The Cardinals hold a team slugging percentage of .398 and they earn 4.15 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have hit 214 doubles, while walking 412 times and scoring 565 runs.
The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.326 and have a FIP of 4.32 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 (1,038 strikeouts vs 531 walks). They are sitting at 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,043. They have allowed 124 homers and they surrender 4.43 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 584 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.11 (542 earned runs given up).
With 139 save situations, the Cardinals have compiled 82 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 55 save chances and they have earned 37 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 128 times in high leverage situations and also on 145 occasions with runners on. St. Louis bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.3% of 244 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB with a save rate of 67.3%, and they have sent 467 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 108 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 1,257 assists, 77 errors and have notched a total of 3,561 putouts on the campaign. In 10,683 innings on the field, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (4th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Wainwright has given up 2,205 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,989 strikeouts in 2,345 innings pitched. Wainwright (181-105 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.35 ERA and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 872 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.210 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.14 and he has gone up against 9,704 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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