Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+140) St. Louis (-175)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals (32-32, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Miami Marlins (29-35, 4th in NL East) on Monday. The Marlins open this game at +140 while the Cardinals are coming in at -175. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Braxton Garrett and Adam Wainwright.
Miami owns a slugging percentage of .377 and have been rung up 622 times, while taking a walk on 191 occasions. They have amassed 240 runs batted in as well as 502 hits on the year, and their team batting average is .236. The Marlins have compiled 96 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 60 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 253 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .306. As a team, the Miami Marlins are compiling 4.0 runs per game, which ranks them 24th in the league.
The Marlins have a team ERA of 3.52 for the season (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 550 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.02 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.18. Marlins pitchers have conceded 49 home runs and also 245 runs in total (6th in the league). They have walked 182 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.45 as a unit this year.
The Marlins have dispatched 235 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 65 base runners this year with 36.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 13 saves so far this year and have blown 16 out of their 29 chances to save the game. The Marlins relievers have compiled a save rate of 44.8% and has entered the game in 62 save situations. The relievers have a total of 33 holds so far this season (11th in MLB). Marlins relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 45 times in addition to having 75 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Marlins have turned 69.7% of balls in play into outs in their 5,070 innings on the field, which has them sitting 13th in professional baseball. The Miami Marlins have a total of 1,690 putouts this year, as well as 562 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which ranks 18th in MLB, and have accumulated 432 double plays.
Garrett has pitched in 14 innings and has accumulated 13 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 6.14 (10 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.705. He has allowed 16 base hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 9 walks. Garrett (1-2 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 6.10 and he has faced 65 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned an on-base percentage of .303 and a batting average of .231 for the season. They have been rung up on 549 occasions (21st in baseball) and have a total of 490 base hits. St. Louis has tallied 74 home runs this year to go along with 255 RBIs. The Cardinals have a team slugging % of .390 and they are recording 4.22 runs per game (19th in baseball). They have tallied 102 two-baggers, while taking a walk 195 times and putting up 270 runs.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.368 and have a FIP of 4.35 as a team on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.84 (516 strikeouts vs 281 walks). They are sitting at 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 485. They have surrendered 55 home runs and they surrender 4.81 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 299 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.39 (273 earned runs yielded).
St. Louis has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 26 save chances and they have recorded 20 saves. They rank 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 76.9%, and they have sent 218 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Their relievers have come in 57 times in high leverage situations and on 69 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 45.6% out of their 125 inherited base runners. Sitting with 59 save situations, the Cardinals have tallied 31 holds and 6 blown saves.
In their 5,040 innings on the field, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (9th in the majors). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 49 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 557 assists, 43 errors and have a tally of 1,680 putouts this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Wainwright has surrendered 2,131 base knocks while he has tallied 1,897 punch outs in 2,243 innings pitched. He has conceded 848 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.222 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 9,308 batters so far in his career. Wainwright (171-103 career win-loss record) holds a 3.40 ERA and has conceded 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-175)
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