New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets (9-10, 3rd in NL East) travel to Busch Stadium on Monday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (13-12, 2nd in NL Central).
The Mets have recorded 22 doubles as a squad and have hit 15 balls out of the park. New York is slugging .353 and have been called out on strikes 162 times, while taking a walk on 61 occasions. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 3.0 runs per game, which puts them at 29th in baseball. They have tallied 54 runs batted in and 139 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate sits at .234. They have earned a total of 57 runs and have an on-base percentage of .318.
The Mets have a team ERA of 3.05 on the campaign (4th in MLB), and they have struck out 195 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.90 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.07. Mets pitchers have relinquished 10 home runs in addition to 70 runs in total (1st in MLB). They have walked 50 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 2.51 as a team this season.
The Mets have dispatched 52 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 24 base runners for the year with 37.5% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 2 saves on the campaign and have blown 2 of 4 save opportunities. The Mets relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 8 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 4 holds this year (30th in the league). Mets bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 12 times and also have had 14 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have converted 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of 1,434 innings, ranking them 23rd in professional baseball. The New York Mets have accounted for 478 putouts this season, as well as 164 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them sitting 24th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 125 double plays.
deGrom has pitched in 1,204 innings and has totaled 1,418 K's so far in his career. deGrom (72-53 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 2.69 and he has gone up against 4,777 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 2.55 (341 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.033. He has allowed 957 base hits (7.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 288 free passes.
St. Louis has 31 HRs on the year to go along with 100 runs batted in. They have recorded 29 doubles, while walking 77 times and racking up 110 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have a team on-base percentage of .296 in addition to a batting average of .221 on the campaign. The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .379 and they tally 4.40 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have been rung up on 225 occasions (16th in baseball) and have 180 base knocks.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.264 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.28 (217 strikeouts against 95 free passes). They are sitting at 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 183. They have surrendered 21 homers and they allow 4.30 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 105 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.01 (98 earned runs allowed).
St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% of 38 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 14 times in high leverage situations in addition to 21 occasions with runners on. With 20 save situations, the Cardinals have 11 holds and 2 blown saves. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB holding a save rate of 77.8%, and they have dispatched 82 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 9 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves.
In their 1,980 innings on the field, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (10th in pro baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 19 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (20th in the majors). The Cardinals have accrued 210 assists, 15 errors and have 660 putouts for the season.
Wainwright (167-101 career win-loss record) holds a 3.39 ERA while surrendering 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.12 and he has faced 9,122 batters thus far in his career. He has given up 828 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.225 and a FIP of 3.4. During his MLB career, Wainwright has given up 2,096 hits and he has 1,862 punch outs in 2,198 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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