Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-125) St. Louis (+100)
Johan Oviedo and the St. Louis Cardinals (33-33, 4th in NL Central) play the Miami Marlins (29-37, 5th in NL East) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Marlins open this matchup at -125 while the Cardinals are coming in at +100. The over/under opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Sandy Alcantara and Johan Oviedo.
Miami has a slugging rate of .373 and have struck out 643 times, while being walked on 195 occasions. They have accounted for 245 RBI's and 516 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .236. The Marlins have recorded 98 doubles as a unit and have hit 60 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 259 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .304. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are recording 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 24th in the league.
Marlins pitchers have allowed 51 home runs in addition to 255 runs in total (7th in MLB). They have walked 192 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.52 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.91 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. The Marlins hold a team ERA of 3.57 for the year (7th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 559 batters.
The Marlins have sent 243 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 66 runners on the campaign with 37.9% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 13 saves over the course of the season and have blown 16 out of their 29 save chances. The Marlins relievers have recorded a save rate of 44.8% and has entered the game in 62 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 33 holds for the season (11th in MLB). Marlins relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 46 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Marlins have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of 5,223 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 15th in baseball. The Miami Marlins have amassed 1,741 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 585 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 19th in baseball, and have a total of 445 double plays.
Alcantara has taken the ball for 366 innings and is sitting with 310 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Alcantara (15-24 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.25 and he has faced 1,537 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.63 (148 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.268. He has surrendered 316 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 149 walks.
St. Louis has recorded 74 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 259 runs batted in. They have 106 doubles, while walking 201 times and scoring 274 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have recorded a team on-base percentage of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .230 for the season. The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .387 and they earn 4.15 runs per game (19th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 562 occasions (21st in the league) and have recorded 502 base knocks.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.350 and have a FIP of 4.29 as a team this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.86 (531 strikeouts against 285 free passes). They are currently ranked 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 494. They have allowed 55 homers and they yield 4.73 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball). The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 303 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.29 (275 earned runs given up).
With 60 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 31 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 27 save opportunities and they have tallied 21 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 59 times in high leverage situations and also on 69 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 45.6% out of their 125 inherited runners. They rank 3rd in the league with a save rate of 77.8%, and they have sent 222 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 50 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in MLB). The Cardinals have accrued 579 assists, 45 errors and have 1,731 putouts this season. Out of their 5,193 innings on the field, the Cardinals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (9th in the majors).
Oviedo (0-5 record in his career) has a 5.60 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.46 and he has gone up against 240 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 33 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.453 and having a FIP of 5.6. During his MLB career, Oviedo has allowed 49 hits while he has accumulated 41 strikeouts in 53 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks