Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-116) St. Louis (-125)
Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals (5-2, 2nd in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (3-4, 4th in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Brewers coming in at -116 and the Cardinals are at -125. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Adrian Houser and Carlos Martinez.
Milwaukee owns a slugging percentage of .267 and have been called out on strikes 81 times, while drawing a walk on 17 occasions. They have amassed 19 RBI's as well as 40 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is .172. The Brewers have recorded 4 two-baggers as a team and have hit 6 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 20 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .243. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 2.9 runs per game, which has them at 27th in baseball.
The Brewers have a team ERA of 3.29 this season (7th in the league), and their staff has rung up 77 hitters. They have walked 26 opposing players and their FIP is 4.11 as a squad on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.96 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.03. Brewers pitchers have allowed 9 long balls and 25 total runs (19th in MLB).
The Brewers have sent 21 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 5 runners for the season. They have compiled 1 save this year and have blown 2 of their 3 save chances. The Brewers relievers have a save percentage of 33.3% and has come into the game in 4 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 1 hold for the year (25th in baseball). Brewers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 4 times and also have had 7 appearances in high leverage situations.
Houser has pitched in 188 innings and has earned 173 K's during his career. His earned run average is 4.12 (86 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.335. He has conceded 182 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 69 walks. Houser (7-14 career mark) has a FIP of 4.21 and he has gone up against 793 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
St. Louis has compiled 10 home runs on the campaign as well as 31 runs batted in. They have 6 doubles, while walking 24 times as well as scoring 36 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with an OBP of .287 and a team batting average of .202 for the season. The Cardinals hold a team SLG% of .368 and they are scoring 5.14 runs per game (11th in MLB). They have been rung up on 76 occasions (6th in baseball) and have accounted for 46 base hits.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.295 with a FIP of 4.40 as a pitching staff this season. They are sitting at 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 51. The St. Louis pitching staff have yielded 31 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.43 (30 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.04 (57 strikeouts against 28 walks). They have relinquished 6 dingers and they concede 4.57 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Sitting with 9 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 6 holds in addition to no blown saves. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 3 save chances and they have converted all 3 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 9 times in high leverage situations and also on 5 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of 8 inherited runners. They are ranked 7th in baseball with a save percentage of 100%, and they have dispatched 27 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Martinez has allowed 812 base hits while he has tallied 874 punch outs in 889 innings pitched. Martinez (58-44 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.53 ERA while allowing 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 349 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.294 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.58 and he has gone up against 3,778 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-116)
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