St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 6/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+110) Chicago (-141)
Wrigley Field is the venue where Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs (36-27, 1st in NL Central) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (32-31, 3rd in NL Central) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals priced at +110 and the Cubs are at -141. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Carlos Martinez and Zach Davies.
St. Louis is slugging .390 and have struck out 545 times, while drawing a walk on 191 occasions. They have accrued 253 runs batted in as well as 485 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is .232. The Cardinals have hit 101 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 72 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 268 runs scored and have an OBP of .304. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.3 runs/g, which has them at 17th in MLB.
The Cardinals hold a team earned run average of 4.34 this season (19th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 510 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 273 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.27 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.87 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 52 home runs and 292 runs in total (19th in the league).
The Cardinals have sent 212 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 121 base runners on the year and 45.5% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 20 saves this year and have blown 6 of 26 save opportunities. The Cardinals relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 76.9% and stepped onto the hill in 59 save situations. The relievers have recorded 31 holds for the year (14th in MLB). Cardinals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 67 times in addition to having 56 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have converted 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,968 innings, which has them sitting 9th in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with 1,656 putouts for the season, in addition to 545 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which puts them in 26th in MLB, and have a total of 434 double plays.
Martinez (61-49 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.60 while he has gone up against 4,010 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 862 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 358 free passes. His earned run average is 3.68 (385 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.294. Martinez has taken the mound for 942 innings and has accumulated 908 K's in his career.
The Cubs have a team slugging % of .413 and they average 4.62 runs per outing (11th in baseball). They have notched 84 two-baggers, while taking a walk 203 times and earning 291 runs. Chicago has accumulated 85 home runs on the season to go along with 277 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 595 instances (9th in baseball) and have earned 486 hits. The Chicago Cubs have an on-base percentage of .313 and a team batting average of .236 this year.
The Cubs have a team WHIP of 1.310 and have a FIP of 4.27 as a staff over the course of the season. They sit at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 496. The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 255 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.75 (232 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.44 (572 strikeouts against 234 bases on balls). They have conceded 72 home runs and they relinquish 4.12 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB).
Sitting with 78 save situations, the Cubs have earned 52 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 25 save opportunities and they have tallied 19 saves. Their relievers have come in 81 times in high leverage situations in addition to 71 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 26.6% out of 109 inherited runners. They rank 3rd in MLB with a save percentage of 76.0%, and they have sent 239 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
In their 5,016 innings played, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in professional baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 60 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in baseball). The Cubs have accrued 618 assists, 33 errors and have a tally of 1,672 putouts so far this year.
Davies (53-39 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.85 ERA and has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.32 and he has gone up against 3,139 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 318 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.299 and a FIP of 4.2. During his MLB career, Davies has conceded 737 hits and he has 534 strikeouts in 744 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+110)
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