Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+115) St. Louis (-147)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Kwang Hyun Kim and the St. Louis Cardinals (32-33, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Miami Marlins (29-36, 4th in NL East) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Marlins coming in at +115 and the Cardinals are at -147. The O/U is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Trevor Rogers and Kwang Hyun Kim.
Miami has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 634 times, while drawing a walk on 192 occasions. They have earned 243 runs batted in and 511 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is .237. The Marlins have compiled 97 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 60 balls out of the park. They have a total of 257 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .305. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are compiling 4.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 24th in baseball.
The Marlins have an ERA of 3.56 for the season (7th in the league), and their staff has rung up 555 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 189 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.53 as a squad so far this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.94 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Marlins pitchers have given up 51 home runs in addition to 251 runs (6th in the league).
Marlins pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 45 times in addition to having 75 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 33 holds on the year (11th in baseball). The Marlins relievers have a save percentage of 44.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 62 save situations. They have 13 saves for the year and have blown 16 of their 29 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 65 runners on the year and 36.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Marlins have dispatched 239 relievers to the mound this season.
The Marlins have turned 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,151 innings on the field, ranking them 13th in MLB. The Miami Marlins have a total of 1,717 putouts for the season, in addition to 576 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 20th in the majors, and they have twisted 437 double plays.
Rogers has taken the ball for 103 innings and is sitting with 128 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.13 (36 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.206. He has surrendered 87 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 38 free passes. Rogers (8-5 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.04 while he has faced 429 batters during his time in the major leagues.
St. Louis has 74 home runs for the year to go along with 255 RBIs. They have 103 doubles, while walking 198 times and scoring 270 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have compiled a team OBP of .302 and a batting average of .229 so far this season. The Cardinals hold a team SLG% of .387 and they average 4.15 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 558 instances (21st in the league) and have notched a total of 492 hits.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.357 in addition to having a FIP of 4.32 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.85 (522 strikeouts against 282 walks). They are sitting at 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 489. They have given up 55 homers and they allow 4.77 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The St. Louis pitching staff have yielded 301 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.33 (273 earned runs relinquished).
With 59 save situations, the Cardinals have compiled 31 holds and 6 blown saves. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have tallied 20 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 57 times in high leverage situations and on 69 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 45.6% out of 125 inherited base runners. They are ranked 3rd in baseball holding a save rate of 76.9%, and they have sent 219 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season.
Out of their 5,112 innings on the field, the Cardinals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (9th in baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 49 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 567 assists, 45 errors and have accounted for 1,704 putouts on the season.
Kim (4-4 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 2.85 earned run average while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.50 and he has faced 331 hitters in his career. He has conceded a total of 25 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.190 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. So far in his career, Kim has given up 70 base hits while totaling 60 K's in 79 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (-147)
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