St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+130) Chicago (-167)
Wrigley Field is the venue where Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs (35-27, 1st in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (32-30, 3rd in NL Central) on Friday. The Cardinals open this game at +130 while the Cubs are coming in at -167. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Johan Oviedo and Kyle Hendricks.
The Cardinals have earned 100 doubles as a squad and have knocked 72 baseballs out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .392 and have been called out on strikes 537 times, while taking a walk on 188 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.2 runs per game, which is 17th in MLB. They have 248 RBI's as well as 476 base knocks on the year, and their batting average is .232. They have accumulated 263 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .304.
Cardinals pitchers have given up 49 home runs and also 284 total runs (19th in the league). They have walked 272 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.24 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.84 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Cardinals hold a team ERA of 4.27 so far this season (18th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 500 batters.
Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 65 times in addition to having 53 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 31 holds for the season (12th in MLB). The Cardinals relievers have a save percentage of 80.0% and has come into the game in 58 save situations. They have compiled 20 saves over the course of the season and have blown 5 out of their 25 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 119 base runners on the season and 46.2% of those runners ended up scoring. The Cardinals have sent 207 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 1,632 putouts this season, in addition to 542 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which puts them in 26th in the majors, and they have twisted 426 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,896 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in MLB.
Oviedo has taken the mound for 48 frames and is sitting with 36 K's so far in his MLB career. Oviedo (0-5 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.66 and he has gone up against 222 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.36 (29 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.459. He has allowed 44 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 27 free passes.
The Cubs hold a slugging percentage of .409 and they tally 4.56 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have tallied 83 doubles, while taking a walk 202 times and scoring 283 runs. Chicago has knocked in 82 home runs this season to go along with 271 runs batted in. They have struck out on 585 occasions (9th in the league) and have recorded 475 hits. The Chicago Cubs have tallied an on-base percentage of .312 and a team batting average of .234 for the season.
The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.310 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.29 as a staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.44 (564 strikeouts against 231 walks). They rank 18th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 487. They have surrendered 72 homers and they relinquish 4.11 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 250 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.73 (227 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 76 save situations, the Cubs have tallied 51 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Chicago has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 24 save opportunities and they have recorded 18 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 82 times in high leverage situations in addition to 70 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.2% out of 107 inherited runners. They are ranked 4th in the league holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 235 relievers to the mound on the year.
In 4,935 innings played, the Cubs have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in pro baseball). The Chicago Cubs have twisted 59 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in baseball). The Cubs have accrued 607 assists, 33 errors and have notched a total of 1,645 putouts so far this year.
During his career, Hendricks has allowed 1,014 base knocks while accumulating 938 strikeouts in 1,116 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 398 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.124 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.91 and he has gone up against 4,534 batters in his career. Hendricks (76-52 career mark) holds a 3.21 earned run average and has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-167)
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