Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-132) St. Louis (+122)
Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers (2-3, 4th in NL Central) are headed to Busch Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (3-2, 3rd in NL Central). The Cardinals open this game at +122 while the Brewers are priced at -132. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Corbin Burnes and Adam Wainwright.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 3.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 27th in baseball. They are sitting with 15 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .240. The Brewers have earned 2 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 4 balls out of the park. They have 15 RBI's in addition to 26 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .161. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .248 and have been called out on strikes 60 times, while drawing a walk on 13 occasions.
The Brewers hold a team ERA of 3.80 for the year (14th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 53 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.13. Brewers pitchers have relinquished 7 home runs and 20 runs in total (17th in the league). They have walked 20 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.52 as a squad for the year.
Brewers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on in 2 outings and also 1 contest with high leverage. The relief pitchers have inherited 2 runners for the year with neither of them scoring. The Brewers have sent 15 relievers to the hill this year.
Burnes has taken the mound for 153 innings and has accounted for 204 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Burnes (12-7 career mark) has a FIP of 3.78 while he has faced 648 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.35 (74 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.242. He has allowed 135 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 55 free passes.
The Cardinals have a team SLG% of .358 and they score 5.20 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have notched 5 doubles, while getting a free base 18 times as well as scoring 26 runs. St. Louis has knocked in 7 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 21 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 55 instances (8th in MLB) and have notched a total of 33 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have earned a team OBP of .283 as well as a team batting average of .200 over the course of the season.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.442 and have a FIP of 5.23 as a squad over the course of the season. They rank 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 42. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 30 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 6.07 (29 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 1.85 (37 strikeouts vs 20 bases on balls). They have surrendered 6 homers and they surrender 6.28 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB).
St. Louis has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 7 save situations and they have recorded 2 saves. They have dispatched 21 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have taken the field in 6 games with high leverage in addition to 5 games with runners on base. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 8 inherited base runners. With 2 opportunities for a save, the Cardinals have amassed 5 holds in addition to 0 blown saves.
In his career, Wainwright has given up 2,073 hits and he has 1,831 punch outs in 2,172 innings pitched. He has given up 821 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 9,017 batters so far in his career. Wainwright (167-99 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.40 earned run average while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (+122) and under 8 runs
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