Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+100) St. Louis (-110)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals (10-10, 3rd in NL Central) will play the Philadelphia Phillies (10-10, 2nd in NL East) on Monday. The Cardinals open this game at -110 while the Phillies are coming in at +100. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zack Wheeler and Adam Wainwright.
As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in the league. They have notched a total of 74 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .320. The Phillies have hit 27 doubles as a team and have knocked 19 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 70 runs batted in and 150 hits so far this year, while their team batting average is .245. Philadelphia is slugging .390 and have struck out 189 times, while drawing a walk on 61 occasions.
The Phillies hold a team ERA of 4.25 on the year (16th in the league), and they have struck out 170 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.27 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.27. Phillies pitchers have surrendered 29 long balls in addition to 81 runs in total (11th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 52 hitters and their FIP is 4.44 as a team so far this year.
The Phillies relievers have recorded a save rate of 37.5% and has entered the game in 10 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 22 base runners so far this year with 31.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. Phillies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 13 times and also have had 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 57 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers have notched 2 holds for the year (30th in the league). They have compiled 3 saves on the year and have not converted 5 out of their 8 save chances.
The Phillies have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 1,473 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 17th in pro baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for 491 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 156 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which is 8th in baseball, and have 122 double plays.
Wheeler has pitched in 844 innings and has racked up 805 punch outs during his MLB career. Wheeler (49-42 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.69 while he has gone up against 3,570 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.70 (347 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.284. He has conceded 790 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 294 free passes.
The St. Louis Cardinals hold a team on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .223 this year. They have struck out on 180 occasions (15th in MLB) and have a total of 139 base hits. St. Louis has 26 home runs for the season as well as 81 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .394 and they average 4.74 runs per game (10th in the league). They have tallied 22 doubles, while taking a walk 66 times and putting up 90 runs.
The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.412 with a FIP of 4.21 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.00 (166 strikeouts against 83 walks). They have a ranking of 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 150. They have allowed 17 homers and they concede 4.96 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 91 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.64 (85 earned runs given up).
St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 5 save chances and they have recorded 4 saves. They sit at 4th in MLB holding a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have sent 67 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 17 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of their 31 inherited base runners. Sitting with 11 save situations, the Cardinals have tallied 6 holds and 1 blown save.
The St. Louis Cardinals have twisted 12 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in professional baseball). The Cardinals have racked up 149 assists, 12 errors and have a total of 495 putouts over the course of the season. In their 1,485 innings played, the Cardinals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.9% (23rd in pro baseball).
Wainwright (167-100 mark in his career) holds a 3.40 ERA and has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 9,091 hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered 826 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.228 and a FIP of 3.4. So far in his MLB career, Wainwright has conceded 2,090 hits and he has 1,854 K's in 2,189 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (-110)
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