Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-125) St. Louis (+100)
Jack Flaherty and the St. Louis Cardinals (61-56, 3rd in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (72-47, 1st in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Brewers open this contest at -125 while the Cardinals are coming in at +100. The total is set at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Freddy Peralta and Jack Flaherty.
Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .400 and have been called out on strikes 1,102 times, while being walked on 436 occasions. They have amassed 528 RBI's in addition to 919 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is .233. The Brewers have tallied 183 doubles as a squad and have knocked 148 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 555 runs while holding a team OBP of .318. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are compiling 4.7 runs per outing, which is 11th in the league.
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Brewers pitchers have allowed 116 home runs and also 442 runs in total (2nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 399 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.65 as a unit on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.17. The Brewers have an earned run average of 3.35 for the year (3rd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,193 batters.
The Brewers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 58.5% and has entered the game in 117 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 102 runners on the campaign and 34.3% of those players ended up scoring. Brewers pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 76 times and also have had 149 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 389 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The bullpen have earned 62 holds for the year (11th in MLB). They have compiled 31 saves this season and have blown 22 of their 53 chances to get a save.
The Brewers have turned 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,513 innings, which ranks them 5th in the majors. The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated 3,171 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 986 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball, and have a total of 757 double plays.
Peralta (25-11 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.44 while facing 1,298 batters in the majors. He has conceded 216 base knocks (6.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 140 walks. His earned run average is 3.75 (130 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.141. Peralta has taken the hill for 312 innings and has 420 K's thus far in his career.
The St. Louis Cardinals have an on-base percentage of .310 and a team batting average of .238 on the year. They have been rung up on 960 occasions (27th in baseball) and have notched a total of 919 base hits. St. Louis has compiled 131 home runs on the campaign to go along with 462 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .394 and they earn 4.12 runs per outing (24th in baseball). They have hit 184 doubles, while getting a free base 352 times and scoring 482 runs.
The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.329 with a FIP of 4.37 as a staff for the season. They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 885. The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 503 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.12 (468 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 (895 strikeouts against 473 bases on balls). They have relinquished 104 long balls and they concede 4.43 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball).
With 113 save situations, the Cardinals have 66 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 45 save chances and they have earned 33 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 106 times in high leverage situations and also on 128 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score rate of 36.9% out of their 217 inherited base runners. They rank 2nd in the league holding a save percentage of 73.3%, and they have sent 402 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
Out of their 9,201 innings played, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (4th in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 92 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 1,069 assists, 63 errors and have amassed 3,067 putouts so far this year.
During his MLB career, Flaherty has surrendered 345 base knocks while earning 554 K's in 477 innings pitched. Flaherty (32-23 career mark) is the owner of a 3.26 ERA while surrendering 6.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 173 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.059 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.46 and he has faced 1,925 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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