St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-111) Detroit (-111)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (30-42, 5th in AL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (36-36, 4th in NL Central) at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Cardinals priced at -111 and the Tigers are at -111. The total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Johan Oviedo and Tarik Skubal.
As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which is 23rd in the league. They have accumulated 287 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .299. The Cardinals have accounted for 110 doubles as a team and have knocked 77 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 272 runs batted in and 534 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average sits at .227. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .378 and have been called out on strikes 607 times, while taking a walk on 212 occasions.
The Cardinals hold a team ERA of 4.23 on the season (17th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 577 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 308 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.28 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.87 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 59 long balls in addition to 319 runs (17th in baseball).
Cardinals pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 72 times in addition to having 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 31 holds this year (22nd in MLB). The Cardinals relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 77.8% and stepped onto the hill in 60 save situations. They have compiled 21 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 6 of their 27 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 129 base runners so far this season with 46.5% of those players earned a run for their team. The Cardinals have sent 234 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 1,872 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 629 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which is 22nd in baseball, and they have turned 499 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,616 innings, ranking them 6th in pro baseball.
Oviedo has taken the hill for 60 innings and has racked up 45 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 4.95 (33 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.383. He has surrendered 55 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 28 walks. Oviedo (0-5 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.21 while he has faced 267 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Detroit has recorded 77 home runs on the campaign to go along with 269 RBIs. They have tallied 90 two-baggers, while taking a walk 225 times as well as scoring 279 runs. The Detroit Tigers have recorded an on-base percentage of .300 and a batting average of .229 over the course of the season. The Tigers have a slugging percentage of .377 and they are scoring 3.88 runs per game (27th in the league). They have been rung up on 732 occasions (2nd in MLB) and are sitting with 545 base hits.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.380 and have a FIP of 4.57 as a unit on the year. They are currently ranked 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 605. The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 354 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.58 (319 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.25 (585 strikeouts vs 260 walks). They have surrendered 88 dingers and they relinquish 5.08 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
With 62 save situations, the Tigers have 35 holds and 9 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 25 save opportunities and they have tallied 16 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 69 times in high leverage situations and on 66 occasions with runners on. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.6% out of their 101 inherited runners. They are ranked 12th in baseball with a save percentage of 64.0%, and they have dispatched 248 relievers onto the diamond this year.
In their 5,643 innings played, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (21st in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 62 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in the majors). The Tigers have recorded 641 assists, 46 errors and have earned a total of 1,881 putouts on the campaign.
In his MLB career, Skubal has allowed 93 base hits and he has 118 strikeouts in 98 frames. He has allowed 52 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.378 and having a FIP of 5.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.81 and he has faced 425 batters so far in his MLB career. Skubal (5-11 career mark) has a 4.78 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (-111)
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