Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-105) St. Louis (-116)
Brett Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers (94-63, 1st in NL Central) are headed to Busch Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (88-69, 2nd in NL Central). The Cardinals open this contest at -116 while the Brewers are coming in at -105. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brett Anderson and J.A. Happ.
As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have a total of 719 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .318. The Brewers have recorded 242 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 190 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 681 runs batted in and 1,211 base knocks this season, while their batting average sits at .233. Milwaukee is slugging .397 and have been rung up 1,409 times, while taking a walk on 576 occasions.
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The Brewers have an earned run average of 3.41 on the year (3rd in the league), and they have struck out 1,585 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 521 batters and their FIP is 3.64 as a squad this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Brewers pitchers have allowed 158 home runs and also 593 runs in total (3rd in the league).
The Brewers relievers have a save percentage of 62.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 151 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 148 base runners on the year and 35.8% of them crossed the plate. Brewers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 103 times and also have had 187 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 516 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have a total of 78 holds so far this year (14th in MLB). They have recorded 44 saves this season and have not converted 27 of their 71 save opportunities.
The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with 4,185 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,289 assists and 94 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 22nd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 1,006 double plays. The Brewers have converted 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,555 innings, ranking them 5th in pro baseball.
Anderson has taken the mound for 1,134 frames and has earned 770 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.08 (514 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.336. He has allowed 1,213 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 303 free passes. Anderson (67-74 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.96 while going up against 4,807 batters during his time in the majors.
St. Louis is sitting with 192 home runs so far this year as well as 664 RBIs. They have notched 256 doubles, while getting a free base 461 times as well as scoring 691 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have an on-base percentage of .314 in addition to a batting average of .244 for the year. The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .412 and they are scoring 4.40 runs per game (19th in the league). They have struck out on 1,306 occasions (24th in baseball) and have recorded 1,272 hits.
The St. Louis pitching staff have yielded 653 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.98 (607 earned runs allowed). They have given up 146 long balls and they concede 4.28 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.298 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.29 as a staff over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.99 (1,179 strikeouts vs 591 walks). They are currently ranked 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,193.
With 174 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 104 holds and 19 blown saves. St. Louis has had relievers take the mound in 68 save opportunities and they have converted 49 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 157 times in high leverage situations and on 162 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.3% out of their 268 inherited runners. They rank 1st in MLB with a save percentage of 72.1%, and they have dispatched 540 relievers onto the field on the year.
In their 12,366 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.5% (2nd in the majors). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 130 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in pro baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 1,464 assists, 83 errors and have earned 4,122 putouts this year.
Happ (132-100 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.12 ERA and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and he has faced 8,021 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 865 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.3. During his MLB career, Happ has given up 1,813 base hits and he has 1,654 K's in 1,887 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (-116) and under 8 runs
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