St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+110) Chicago (-141)
Wrigley Field is the site where Kohl Stewart and the Chicago Cubs (35-27, 1st in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (32-30, 3rd in NL Central) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Cardinals coming in at +110 and the Cubs are at -141. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are John Gant and Kohl Stewart.
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 17th in the league. They have earned 263 runs and have an on-base percentage of .304. The Cardinals have hit 100 doubles as a unit and have hit 72 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 248 RBI's and 476 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .232. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .392 and have been rung up 537 times, while being walked on 188 occasions.
Cardinals pitchers have yielded 49 home runs and 284 total runs (19th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 272 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.25 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.84 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. The Cardinals hold a team ERA of 4.27 for the year (18th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 500 batters.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 80.0% and stepped onto the hill in 58 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 119 runners on the campaign with 46.2% of those players ended up scoring. Cardinals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 65 times in addition to having 53 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 207 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have accumulated 31 holds for the year (13th in MLB). They have accumulated 20 saves on the campaign and have blown 5 out of their 25 save chances.
The Cardinals have turned 70.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,896 innings on the diamond, ranking them 9th in pro baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have a tally of 1,632 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 542 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which puts them in 26th in the majors, and have accumulated 426 double plays.
Gant (23-18 career record) holds a FIP of 4.19 while he has faced 1,361 opposing batters in the majors. He has given up 272 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 166 walks. His earned run average is 3.60 (127 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.380. Gant has taken the ball for 317 innings and has totaled 274 K's during his pro baseball career.
Chicago has a total of 82 home runs so far this season and 271 runs batted in. They have tallied 83 two-baggers, while taking a walk 202 times and scoring 283 runs. The Chicago Cubs have tallied a team on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a batting average of .234 on the season. The Cubs hold a slugging % of .409 and they are scoring 4.56 runs per game (12th in baseball). They have struck out on 585 occasions (9th in baseball) and have 475 hits.
The Cubs have a WHIP of 1.310 with a FIP of 4.29 as a squad on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.44 (564 strikeouts vs 231 walks). They have a ranking of 15th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 487. They have yielded 72 long balls and they concede 4.11 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 250 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.73 (227 earned runs yielded).
Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.2% out of their 107 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 81 times in high leverage situations and on 70 occasions with runners on. With 76 save situations, the Cubs have earned 51 holds and also 6 blown saves. They rank 3rd in the league with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 235 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 24 save chances and they have come away with 18 saves.
In their 4,935 innings on the field, the Cubs have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in MLB). The Chicago Cubs have turned 59 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in baseball). The Cubs have recorded 607 assists, 33 errors and have a tally of 1,645 putouts over the course of the season.
During his career, Stewart has surrendered 73 base hits and he has 41 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched. He has conceded 36 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.443 and having a FIP of 4.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.41 and he has faced 306 opposing batters so far in his career. Stewart (5-4 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.58 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-141)
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