Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-172) St. Louis (+135)
Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers (72-47, 1st in NL Central) head to Busch Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (61-56, 3rd in NL Central). The Brewers open this contest at -172 while the Cardinals are coming in at +135. The over/under opens at 6.5. The starting pitchers are Corbin Burnes and Adam Wainwright.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 11th in MLB. They have accumulated 555 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .318. The Brewers have tallied 183 doubles as a team and have hit 148 balls out of the park. They have 528 runs batted in and 919 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate sits at .233. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .400 and have been called out on strikes 1,102 times, while drawing a walk on 436 occasions.
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The Brewers have a team earned run average of 3.35 on the campaign (3rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,193 batters. They have walked 399 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.65 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.99 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.17. Brewers pitchers have yielded 116 home runs in addition to 442 runs (3rd in baseball).
Brewers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 76 times in addition to having 149 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 62 holds for the season (11th in the league). The Brewers bullpen have a save percentage of 58.5% and has come into the game in 117 save situations. They have compiled 31 saves for the year and have missed out on 22 of their 53 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 102 runners on the campaign and 34.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Brewers have sent 389 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned 3,171 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 986 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which ranks 26th in MLB, and have earned 757 double plays. The Brewers have turned 70.7% of balls in play into outs in their 9,513 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in the majors.
Burnes has taken the mound for 267 frames and has earned 365 K's in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.46 (103 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.125. He has given up 225 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 76 free passes. Burnes (19-10 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 2.79 while he has faced 1,103 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The St. Louis Cardinals have tallied an OBP of .310 in addition to a team batting average of .238 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 960 instances (27th in the league) and have accounted for 919 base knocks. St. Louis has tallied 131 long balls this year and 462 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .394 and they tally 4.12 runs per game (24th in baseball). They have recorded 184 two-baggers, while getting a free base 352 times and racking up 482 runs.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.329 in addition to having a FIP of 4.37 as a squad so far this year. They have a ranking of 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 885. The St. Louis pitching staff have relinquished 503 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.12 (468 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 (895 strikeouts against 473 walks). They have yielded 104 home runs and they yield 4.43 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 45 save chances and they have converted 33 saves. They are ranked 2nd in the league holding a save rate of 73.3%, and they have sent 402 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Their relievers have come in 106 times in high leverage situations and on 128 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.9% out of their 217 inherited base runners. With 113 save situations, the Cardinals have accrued 66 holds and also 12 blown saves.
In their 9,201 innings on the field, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (4th in the majors). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 92 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in pro baseball). The Cardinals have racked up 1,069 assists, 63 errors and have accumulated 3,067 putouts so far this season.
In his MLB career, Wainwright has given up 2,187 base hits while accumulating 1,967 strikeouts in 2,318 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 869 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.214 and having a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.13 and he has gone up against 9,600 opposing hitters during his career. Wainwright (178-104 career mark) holds a 3.37 ERA while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+135)
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