San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-116) St. Louis (-105)
Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals (76-69, 2nd in NL Central) play the San Diego Padres (76-70, 3rd in NL West) at Busch Stadium on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Padres priced at -116 and the Cardinals are at -105. The over/under has been set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Yu Darvish and Adam Wainwright.
San Diego has a slugging percentage of .399 and have struck out 1,203 times, while taking a walk on 538 occasions. They have recorded 631 runs batted in as well as 1,167 hits this year, and their batting average is .241. The Padres have hit 239 doubles as a unit and have smacked 163 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 663 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .322. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 14th in baseball.
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Padres pitchers have conceded 180 home runs and 609 total runs (10th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 458 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.10 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.01 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Padres have compiled a team ERA of 3.88 on the year (10th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,378 batters.
The Padres relievers have accumulated a save rate of 66.1% and has come into the game in 150 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 150 runners over the course of the season and 32.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Padres bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 105 times in addition to having 133 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 558 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have 86 holds so far this season (5th in baseball). They have tallied 41 saves on the season and have missed out on 21 of their 62 save opportunities.
The Padres have converted 69.9% of balls in play into outs out of 11,637 innings, which has them ranked 11th in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have 3,879 putouts this year, as well as 1,290 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which ranks 10th in the majors, and have earned 1,011 double plays.
Darvish (79-66 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.50 while going up against 5,266 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,036 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 434 walks. His earned run average is 3.57 (506 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.151. Darvish has taken the hill for 1,277 innings and has earned 1,569 strikeouts during his career.
The Cardinals have a SLG% of .401 and they are earning 4.20 runs per game (24th in the league). They have put up 231 two-baggers, while walking 433 times as well as racking up 609 runs. St. Louis is sitting with 167 home runs over the course of the season as well as 588 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,200 instances (25th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,159 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have earned an on-base percentage of .312 and a team batting average of .241 over the course of the season.
The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 614 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.03 (569 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 136 home runs and they concede 4.35 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.308 in addition to having a FIP of 4.33 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.98 (1,097 strikeouts against 554 free passes). They have a ranking of 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,107.
St. Louis has had relief pitchers enter the game in 61 save opportunities and they have come away with 42 saves. They are ranked 3rd in MLB with a save percentage of 68.9%, and they have dispatched 498 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 142 times in high leverage situations and on 153 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.5% of 255 inherited base runners. Sitting with 154 save situations, the Cardinals have tallied 91 holds and 19 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 118 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 1,351 assists, 81 errors and have accumulated 3,810 putouts so far this year. In their 11,430 innings played, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.3% (3rd in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Wainwright has allowed 2,216 base hits while earning 1,997 strikeouts in 2,359 frames. Wainwright (183-105 career win-loss mark) has a 3.34 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 876 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.209 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.14 and he has gone up against 9,760 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (-116)
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