Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-125) St. Louis (-105)
Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals (87-69, 2nd in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (94-62, 1st in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Tuesday. The Brewers open this contest at -125 while the Cardinals are coming in at -105. The total is set at 6.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Brandon Woodruff and Adam Wainwright.
Milwaukee is slugging .397 and have struck out 1,403 times, while taking a walk on 573 occasions. They have recorded 679 RBI's as well as 1,202 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .233. The Brewers have tallied 242 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 189 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 717 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball.
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The Brewers have a team ERA of 3.39 so far this season (3rd in baseball), and they have rung up 1,578 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.03 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.17. Brewers pitchers have yielded 155 home runs in addition to 587 runs in total (3rd in the league). They have walked 521 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.63 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Brewers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 62.0% and stepped onto the hill in 151 save situations. The relievers have inherited 148 base runners over the course of the season with 35.8% of them ended up scoring. Brewers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 103 times and also have had 187 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 513 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 78 holds over the course of the season (14th in MLB). They have recorded 44 saves on the campaign and have blown 27 of their 71 save chances.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a total of 4,161 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,283 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which puts them in 22nd in pro baseball, and they have turned 998 double plays. The Brewers have turned 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,483 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in pro baseball.
Woodruff (28-21 career record) has a FIP of 3.15 while he has faced 1,835 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 366 hits (7.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 119 free passes. His earned run average is 3.22 (163 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.064. Woodruff has taken the ball for 456 frames and has earned 521 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
St. Louis has accounted for 189 HRs so far this season to go along with 659 RBIs. They have put up 254 doubles, while taking a walk 461 times and putting up 685 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for a team OBP of .313 as well as a team batting average of .244 for the year. The Cardinals have a SLG% of .411 and they average 4.39 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,299 occasions (24th in the league) and have accounted for 1,261 base knocks.
The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 651 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.99 (605 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 145 home runs and they surrender 4.29 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.298 and have a FIP of 4.30 as a unit this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.99 (1,173 strikeouts vs 588 free passes). They have a ranking of 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,184.
St. Louis has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 68 save chances and they have come away with 49 saves. They rank 1st in the league with a save rate of 72.1%, and they have dispatched 537 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have taken the field 157 times in high leverage situations in addition to 162 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.3% of 268 inherited runners. Sitting with 173 save situations, the Cardinals have accrued 103 holds and also 19 blown saves.
Out of their 12,285 innings played, the Cardinals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (2nd in pro baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 129 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in pro baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 1,452 assists, 83 errors and have accumulated 4,095 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Wainwright has conceded 2,227 base knocks and he has 2,000 strikeouts in 2,369 innings pitched. Wainwright (183-105 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.35 earned run average and has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 883 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.209 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.13 and he has faced 9,802 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (-105)
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