New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-109) St. Louis (-101)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Kwang Hyun Kim and the St. Louis Cardinals (17-12, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the New York Mets (11-12, 3rd in NL East) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Mets coming in at -109 and the Cardinals are at -101. The over/under opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman and Kwang Hyun Kim.
New York has a slugging % of .364 and have been rung up 195 times, while drawing a walk on 76 occasions. They have amassed 72 RBI's in addition to 177 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is .240. The Mets have hit 33 doubles as a team and have hit 18 balls out of the park. They have a total of 76 runs scored while having a team OBP of .324. As a squad, the New York Mets are scoring 3.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 29th in the league.
The Mets have a team earned run average of 3.26 this season (5th in baseball), and they have struck out 233 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.76 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.09. Mets pitchers have conceded 15 long balls and also 89 runs in total (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 62 hitters and their FIP is 2.76 as a unit on the season.
The Mets relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 11 save situations. The relievers have inherited 26 runners for the year and 34.6% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Mets bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 14 times and also have had 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 66 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have earned 4 holds on the year (30th in the league). They have 4 saves so far this season and have blown 3 of 7 chances to save the game.
The Mets have turned 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,740 innings, which has them sitting 19th in baseball. The New York Mets have notched a total of 580 putouts so far this season, as well as 196 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them ranked 21st in pro baseball, and they have twisted 152 double plays.
Stroman has taken the ball for 878 frames and has earned 718 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Stroman (54-49 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.61 and he has gone up against 3,660 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.70 (361 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.280. He has surrendered 874 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 250 walks.
The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .402 and they are earning 4.76 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have hit 41 two-baggers, while getting a free base 90 times as well as scoring 138 runs. St. Louis has knocked in 38 long balls for the year to go along with 127 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 251 instances (15th in MLB) and have earned 218 base knocks. The St. Louis Cardinals have an on-base percentage of .303 as well as a team batting average of .229 on the season.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.262 in addition to having a FIP of 3.93 as a team this year. They are currently ranked 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 208. The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 118 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.90 (111 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.12 (244 strikeouts vs 115 walks). They have conceded 22 HR's and they relinquish 4.15 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB).
St. Louis has had relievers step onto the mound in 11 save opportunities and they have come away with 9 saves. They rank 5th in baseball holding a save percentage of 81.8%, and they have sent 95 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 19 times in high leverage situations in addition to 25 occasions with base runners. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.8% out of their 44 inherited runners. With 28 save situations, the Cardinals have recorded 17 holds and 2 blown saves.
Out of their 2,304 innings played, the Cardinals have a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (8th in pro baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 25 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in pro baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 246 assists, 16 errors and have earned 768 putouts this year.
In his pro baseball career, Kim has surrendered 45 base hits while earning 40 punch outs in 52 frames. Kim (4-0 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 2.05 earned run average while surrendering 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 12 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.101 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 and he has faced 213 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-109)
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