St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-125) Detroit (+100)
Comerica Park is the venue where Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers (30-42, 5th in AL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (36-36, 3rd in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Cardinals open this game at -125 while the Tigers are priced at +100. The total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are John Gant and Matt Manning.
As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.0 runs per game, which is 23rd in MLB. They have accumulated 287 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .299. The Cardinals have tallied 110 doubles as a squad and have hit 77 balls out of the park. They have compiled 272 runs batted in and 534 hits so far this season, and their batting average is .227. St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .378 and have been called out on strikes 607 times, while drawing a walk on 212 occasions.
The Cardinals hold a team ERA of 4.23 for the year (17th in the league), and they have rung up 577 hitters. They have walked 308 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.28 as a team over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.87 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.34. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 59 long balls and also 319 total runs (17th in MLB).
The Cardinals have sent 234 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 129 base runners on the season with 46.5% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 21 saves on the year and have not converted 6 of their 27 chances to save the game. The Cardinals relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 77.8% and stepped onto the hill in 60 save situations. The bullpen have earned 31 holds so far this season (22nd in the league). Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 72 times in addition to having 64 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 1,872 putouts on the year, in addition to 629 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them ranked 23rd in the majors, and they have twisted 499 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 70.9% of balls in play into outs in their 5,616 innings, which has them sitting at 7th in pro baseball.
Gant has taken the mound for 324 frames and has accounted for 279 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 3.75 (135 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.387. He has conceded 277 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) with 173 free passes. Gant (23-20 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.29 while he has faced 1,393 opposing batters in the majors.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated an OBP of .300 in addition to a batting average of .229 on the season. They have been rung up on 732 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have totaled 545 base hits. Detroit has recorded 77 long balls on the season as well as 269 RBIs. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .377 and they are recording 3.88 runs per outing (27th in baseball). They have 90 two-baggers, while getting a free base 225 times as well as scoring 279 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 354 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.58 (319 earned runs yielded). They have given up 88 long balls and they yield 5.08 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.380 in addition to having a FIP of 4.57 as a pitching staff this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.25 (585 strikeouts vs 260 free passes). They sit at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 605.
Detroit has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 25 save chances and they have converted 16 saves. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 64.0%, and they have dispatched 248 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 69 times in high leverage situations and also on 66 occasions with base runners. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.6% out of their 101 inherited runners. With 62 save situations, the Tigers have 35 holds and also 9 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 62 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (24th in baseball). The Tigers have racked up 641 assists, 46 errors and have amassed 1,881 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 5,643 innings played, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (20th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Manning has conceded 4 base hits while tallying 3 punch outs in 5 frames. Manning (0-1 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.60 earned run average and has given up 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 2 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.200 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.50 and he has faced 21 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+100)
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