New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-122) St. Louis (+112)
John Gant and the St. Louis Cardinals (17-12, 1st in NL Central) play the New York Mets (11-12, 3rd in NL East) at Busch Stadium on Thursday. The Mets open this contest at -122 while the Cardinals are coming in at +112. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Taijuan Walker and John Gant.
New York has a slugging % of .364 and have been called out on strikes 195 times, while drawing a walk on 76 occasions. They have accumulated 72 runs batted in in addition to 177 hits on the year, and their average at the plate comes in at .240. The Mets have accumulated 33 doubles as a unit and have hit 18 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 76 runs while holding a team OBP of .324. As a squad, the New York Mets are earning 3.3 runs per game, which has them at 29th in baseball.
Mets pitchers have conceded 15 home runs and also 89 runs in total (1st in baseball). They have walked 62 hitters and their FIP is 2.76 as a squad on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.76 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.09. The Mets have an ERA of 3.26 over the course of the season (5th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 233 batters.
The Mets bullpen have a save percentage of 57.1% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 26 runners on the season and 34.6% of them crossed the plate. Mets pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 14 times and also have had 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have dispatched 66 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have earned 4 holds for the year (30th in the league). They have 4 saves for the year and have missed out on 3 of their 7 chances to save the game.
The Mets have converted 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,740 innings on the field, which has them ranked 20th in MLB. The New York Mets are sitting with 580 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 196 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which is 21st in pro baseball, and they have turned 152 double plays.
Walker (36-35 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.20 while facing 2,581 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 560 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 199 free passes. His earned run average is 3.80 (257 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.247. Walker has pitched in 608 innings and is sitting with 555 K's so far in his career.
The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .402 and they earn 4.76 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have hit 41 doubles, while taking a walk 90 times and scoring 138 runs. St. Louis has 38 HRs so far this season and 127 RBIs. They have struck out on 251 occasions (18th in the league) and have a total of 218 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals hold a team OBP of .303 and a team batting average of .229 so far this year.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.262 with a FIP of 3.93 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.12 (244 strikeouts vs 115 walks). They are currently ranked 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 208. They have relinquished 22 home runs and they surrender 4.15 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 118 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.90 (111 earned runs conceded).
St. Louis has had relievers step onto the hill in 11 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves. They are ranked 6th in baseball holding a save rate of 81.8%, and they have sent 95 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 19 times in high leverage situations in addition to 25 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.8% out of their 44 inherited base runners. With 28 save situations, the Cardinals have recorded 17 holds and also 2 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 25 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (11th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 246 assists, 16 errors and have a total of 768 putouts on the season. In 2,304 innings played, the Cardinals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (8th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Gant has allowed 243 hits while he has tallied 253 punch outs in 287 innings pitched. He has given up 117 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.356 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.72 and he has gone up against 1,224 hitters during his pro baseball career. Gant (21-17 career win-loss record) holds a 3.66 earned run average and has given up 7.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+112)
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