St. Louis Cardinals vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 7/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-132) Cleveland (+105)
Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (49-48, 2nd in AL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (50-50, 3rd in NL Central) at Progressive Field on Tuesday. The Cardinals open this contest at -132 while the Indians are coming in at +105. The total has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Adam Wainwright and Cal Quantrill.
The Cardinals have compiled 154 two-baggers as a team and have hit 111 baseballs out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .388 and have struck out 817 times, while drawing a walk on 297 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 26th in MLB. They have 386 runs batted in and 767 hits this year, and their batting average is .233. They are sitting with 403 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .304.
The Cardinals hold a team ERA of 4.21 this year (16th in the league), and they have struck out 778 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.81 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 86 home runs in addition to 438 runs (14th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 431 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.38 as a unit for the year.
Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 114 times in addition to having 100 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 52 holds for the year (9th in the league). The Cardinals relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 73.7% and has come into the game in 92 save situations. They have earned 28 saves so far this year and have missed out on 10 out of their 38 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 196 base runners over the course of the season and 39.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Cardinals have sent 346 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Cardinals have transformed 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,833 innings, which ranks them 6th in pro baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have a tally of 2,611 putouts on the year, in addition to 905 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 11th in MLB, and have earned 697 double plays.
Wainwright (174-104 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.43 while he has gone up against 9,490 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 2,168 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 623 free passes. His earned run average is 3.39 (862 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.220. Wainwright has pitched in 2,288 frames and has totaled 1,941 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .296 as well as a batting average of .229 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 831 instances (22nd in MLB) and have a total of 724 base knocks. Cleveland has tallied 120 home runs so far this year to go along with 396 RBIs. The Indians hold a slugging % of .395 and they are recording 4.28 runs per outing (17th in MLB). They have tallied 137 doubles, while taking a walk 269 times and racking up 415 runs.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.307 with a FIP of 4.37 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 (889 strikeouts against 336 walks). They are sitting at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 762. They have given up 130 homers and they allow 4.78 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 446 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.49 (419 earned runs given up).
Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 37 save chances and they have walked away with 26 saves. They are ranked 3rd in baseball with a save percentage of 70.3%, and they have sent 322 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 100 times in high leverage situations and on 86 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.2% of 120 inherited base runners. With 86 save situations, the Indians have recorded 47 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 79 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in MLB). The Indians have accrued 834 assists, 53 errors and have accumulated 2,520 putouts over the course of the season. In their 7,560 innings on the diamond, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in the majors).
So far in his career, Quantrill has allowed 210 hits while earning 170 punch outs in 207 innings. Quantrill (10-10 record in his career) holds a 4.25 earned run average while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 98 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.305 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.79 and he has gone up against 892 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+105)
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