Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+105) St. Louis (-132)
Miles Mikolas and the St. Louis Cardinals (87-69, 2nd in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (94-62, 1st in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Brewers coming in at +105 and the Cardinals are at -132. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The men taking the mound will be Adrian Houser and Miles Mikolas.
The Brewers have accrued 242 doubles as a unit and have hit 189 balls out of the stadium. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .397 and have been called out on strikes 1,403 times, while being walked on 573 occasions. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.6 runs/g, which puts them at 10th in the league. They have 679 runs batted in and 1,202 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is .233. They have accumulated 717 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .318.
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The Brewers hold a team earned run average of 3.39 so far this year (3rd in MLB), and they have struck out 1,578 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.03 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. Brewers pitchers have allowed 155 home runs and also 587 total runs (3rd in the league). They have walked 521 batters and their FIP sits at 3.63 as a squad this year.
The Brewers relievers have a save percentage of 62.0% and stepped onto the hill in 151 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 148 runners so far this year with 35.8% of those players crossed home plate. Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 103 times in addition to having 187 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 513 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have recorded 78 holds for the year (14th in MLB). They have recorded 44 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 27 of 71 save opportunities.
The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated 4,161 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,283 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 22nd in baseball, and have a total of 998 double plays. The Brewers have converted 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,483 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball.
Houser has taken the hill for 320 innings and has totaled 273 K's in his MLB career. Houser (16-19 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.25 and he has faced 1,355 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.79 (135 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.317. He has conceded 293 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 129 free passes.
The Cardinals hold a team slugging percentage of .411 and they average 4.39 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have put up 254 doubles, while walking 461 times and racking up 685 runs. St. Louis is sitting with 189 home runs for the season as well as 659 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,299 occasions (24th in the league) and have earned 1,261 base knocks. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .313 and a team batting average of .244 for the season.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.298 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.30 as a staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.99 (1,173 strikeouts vs 588 walks). They are currently ranked 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,184. They have relinquished 145 homers and they allow 4.29 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 651 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.99 (605 earned runs given up).
St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 68 save chances and they have earned 49 saves. They rank 1st in the league holding a save rate of 72.1%, and they have dispatched 537 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 157 times in high leverage situations in addition to 162 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.3% of 268 inherited base runners. Sitting with 173 save situations, the Cardinals have recorded 103 holds in addition to 19 blown saves.
In 12,285 innings on the field, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.5% (2nd in MLB). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 129 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in baseball). The Cardinals have 1,452 assists, 83 errors and have amassed 4,095 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his career, Mikolas has allowed 511 hits while he has tallied 376 punch outs in 515 innings. He has allowed 220 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.196 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.58 and he has faced 2,140 hitters so far in his career. Mikolas (33-26 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.84 earned run average while conceding 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (-132)
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