St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Truist Park is the venue where Bryse Wilson and the Atlanta Braves (30-35, 3rd in NL East) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (35-33, 4th in NL Central) on Sunday.
The Cardinals have tallied 106 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 75 baseballs out of the stadium. St. Louis is slugging .384 and have been called out on strikes 578 times, while drawing a walk on 203 occasions. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 20th in baseball. They have 262 runs batted in and 514 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .230. They have racked up 277 runs scored while having a team OBP of .301.
Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 55 home runs in addition to 304 total runs (17th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 292 opposing players and their FIP is 4.25 as a squad on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.87 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. The Cardinals hold a team ERA of 4.17 so far this season (17th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 547 hitters.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 77.8% and has come into the game in 60 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 126 runners so far this year and 45.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Cardinals pitchers have entered the game with runners on 70 times in addition to having 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 227 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers are sitting with 31 holds on the year (18th in the league). They have recorded 21 saves this year and have not converted 6 of their 27 chances to save the game.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 1,785 putouts for the season, as well as 603 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which is 26th in MLB, and have accumulated 471 double plays. The Cardinals have transformed 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,355 innings, which has them ranked 8th in the majors.
Kim (4-4 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 357 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 73 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 29 free passes. His earned run average is 2.75 (26 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.200. Kim has taken the mound for 85 frames and has accounted for 66 strikeouts during his career.
The Atlanta Braves have an OBP of .318 in addition to a batting average of .237 on the campaign. They have struck out on 617 occasions (11th in baseball) and have tallied 509 base knocks. Atlanta has tallied 95 HRs so far this season and 303 runs batted in. The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .429 and they are recording 4.88 runs per game (8th in the league). They have 109 two-baggers, while getting a free base 232 times and scoring 317 runs.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.343 in addition to having a FIP of 4.33 as a squad so far this season. They have a ranking of 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 544. The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 323 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.52 (287 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.62 (586 strikeouts against 224 bases on balls). They have allowed 83 homers and they allow 5.08 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
With 69 save situations, the Braves have earned 43 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. Atlanta has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 25 save opportunities and they have tallied 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 107 times in high leverage situations and also on 63 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.4% out of 99 inherited runners. They rank 26th in the league with a save percentage of 52.0%, and they have dispatched 245 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Atlanta Braves have twisted 42 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in the majors). The Braves have racked up 598 assists, 38 errors and have a tally of 1,716 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 5,148 innings on the field, the Braves have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Wilson has surrendered 81 base hits while earning 52 K's in 67 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 40 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.678 and having a FIP of 5.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.63 and he has faced 303 hitters during his MLB career. Wilson (5-3 career mark) has earned a 5.35 earned run average while surrendering 10.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis
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