St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+125) Cincinnati (-156)
Wade Miley and the Cincinnati Reds (71-61, 2nd in NL Central) play the St. Louis Cardinals (66-63, 3rd in NL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Cardinals priced at +125 and the Reds are at -156. The total has been set at 10. The men taking the mound will be J.A. Happ and Wade Miley.
St. Louis has a slugging rate of .395 and have struck out 1,067 times, while drawing a walk on 398 occasions. They have 517 RBI's in addition to 1,029 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is sitting at .239. The Cardinals have hit 208 doubles as a squad and have hit 142 balls out of the park. They have 537 runs scored and have an OBP of .312. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 25th in the league.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team ERA of 4.02 for the year (14th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,000 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 116 home runs and 549 runs in total (13th in the league). They have walked 512 hitters and their FIP is 4.29 as a team on the season.
The Cardinals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 67.9% and has come into the game in 134 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 229 runners so far this year and 36.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Cardinals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 137 times in addition to having 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 446 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have a total of 79 holds on the season (6th in the league). They have compiled 36 saves over the course of the season and have blown 17 of their 53 save opportunities.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 3,419 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,193 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which ranks 17th in baseball, and they have twisted 919 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 71.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,257 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 4th in pro baseball.
Happ (131-98 career record) has a FIP of 4.28 while going up against 7,932 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,790 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 660 free passes. His ERA is 4.10 (851 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.312. Happ has thrown 1,868 frames and has accounted for 1,639 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Reds have a team slugging percentage of .429 and they are recording 4.93 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have tallied 240 doubles, while taking a walk 456 times as well as recording 656 runs. Cincinnati has knocked in 182 home runs this season to go along with 630 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,206 occasions (8th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,113 hits. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with an OBP of .329 as well as a team batting average of .249 on the season.
The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.361 in addition to having a FIP of 4.34 as a staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 (1,255 strikeouts against 527 bases on balls). They rank 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,083. They have conceded 165 home runs and they surrender 4.72 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league). The Cincinnati pitching staff have yielded 621 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.35 (572 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 126 save situations, the Reds have accumulated 63 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. Cincinnati has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 61 save opportunities and they have earned 36 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 160 times in high leverage situations and on 141 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.6% out of their 215 inherited runners. They sit at 21st in the league holding a save rate of 59.0%, and they have sent 474 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign.
In 10,653 innings played, the Reds are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (21st in the majors). The Cincinnati Reds have turned 106 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (14th in the majors). The Reds have recorded 1,166 assists, 71 errors and have accumulated 3,551 putouts so far this season.
Miley (96-89 career record) holds a 4.10 ERA and has given up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and he has faced 6,694 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 712 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.370 and a FIP of 4.1. In his pro baseball career, Miley has allowed 1,596 hits while totaling 1,239 K's in 1,562 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-156)
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