Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-134) St. Louis (+124)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Kwang Hyun Kim and the St. Louis Cardinals (12-11, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (11-12, 3rd in NL East) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Phillies priced at -134 and the Cardinals are at +124. The over/under is set at 7. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Aaron Nola and Kwang Hyun Kim.
Philadelphia is slugging .385 and have struck out 219 times, while being walked on 71 occasions. They have 83 RBI's in addition to 175 hits this season, while their batting average is at .237. The Phillies have hit 30 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 25 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 87 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .310. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are compiling 3.8 runs per game, which puts them at 25th in baseball.
The Phillies have an earned run average of 4.56 for the season (24th in the league), and their staff has rung up 203 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.27 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. Phillies pitchers have allowed 32 home runs and 104 runs in total (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 62 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.21 as a squad this year.
Phillies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 16 times in addition to having 25 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 3 holds for the season (30th in the league). The Phillies relievers have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 13 save situations. They have recorded 5 saves so far this year and have blown 5 of their 10 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 28 base runners on the season and 46.4% of them ended up scoring. The Phillies have dispatched 65 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Phillies have turned 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of 1,779 innings, which ranks them 23rd in pro baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have a tally of 593 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 189 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 7th in the majors, and have a total of 150 double plays.
Nola has taken the ball for 874 frames and has earned 954 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Nola (60-41 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.39 while he has gone up against 3,595 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.45 (335 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.157. He has given up 750 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 262 walks.
The Cardinals have a team slugging % of .382 and they tally 4.48 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have hit 28 two-baggers, while walking 72 times and putting up 103 runs. St. Louis has accumulated 28 home runs for the season as well as 94 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 206 occasions (16th in baseball) and have earned a total of 168 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals hold an OBP of .299 as well as a batting average of .224 on the year.
The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 97 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (90 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 20 homers and they concede 4.34 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.279 and have a FIP of 4.04 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.16 (194 strikeouts against 90 free passes). They rank 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 167.
St. Louis relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.1% out of their 32 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations in addition to 18 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 17 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 9 holds and also 1 blown save. They rank 3rd in the league with a save rate of 87.5%, and they have dispatched 73 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 8 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves.
In their 1,809 innings played, the Cardinals hold a efficiency on defense of 71.0% (12th in pro baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 18 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in the majors). The Cardinals have accrued 194 assists, 15 errors and have earned a total of 603 putouts during this campaign.
Kim (4-0 career mark) has earned a 2.08 earned run average while conceding 7.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 192 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 11 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.070 and having a FIP of 3.6. During his pro baseball career, Kim has allowed 38 base knocks while accumulating 36 punch outs in 47 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-134)
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