St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 10/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+190) Los Angeles (-210)
Max Scherzer and the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, 2nd in NL West) host the St. Louis Cardinals (90-72, 2nd in NL Central) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Cardinals priced at +190 and the Dodgers are at -210. The O/U opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright and Max Scherzer.
St. Louis has a slugging rate of .412 and have been rung up 1,341 times, while being walked on 478 occasions. They have earned 678 runs batted in and 1,303 base knocks this year, while their batting average is .244. The Cardinals have tallied 261 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 198 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 706 runs scored and have an OBP of .313. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 4.4 runs per contest, which has them at 20th in MLB.
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The Cardinals have a team earned run average of 3.98 for the year (12th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,225 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.01 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.30. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 152 home runs and also 672 total runs (11th in the league). They have walked 608 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a team this season.
Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 167 times as well as having 166 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 108 holds on the year (4th in the league). The Cardinals relievers have a save percentage of 70.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 182 save situations. They have earned 50 saves so far this season and have blown 21 of 71 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 273 base runners on the season with 37.4% of them ended up scoring. The Cardinals have sent 557 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Cardinals have converted 71.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,753 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 2nd in MLB. The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 4,251 putouts for the season, as well as 1,513 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which has them sitting 13th in baseball, and they have twisted 1,147 double plays.
Wainwright has taken the hill for 2,375 innings and is sitting with 2,004 strikeouts in his career. Wainwright (184-105 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.43 while facing 9,829 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.35 (885 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.210. He has conceded 2,234 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 641 free passes.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for a team OBP of .330 and a team batting average of .244 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,408 instances (13th in the league) and have 1,330 base hits. Los Angeles has 237 home runs so far this year as well as 799 RBIs. The Dodgers have a team slugging % of .429 and they score 5.12 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have notched 247 doubles, while taking a walk 613 times and recording 830 runs.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.097 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.54 as a squad over the course of the season. They are sitting at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,107. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 561 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.01 (486 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.29 (1,599 strikeouts vs 486 walks). They have given up 161 long balls and they relinquish 3.48 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB).
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 83 save opportunities and they have walked away with 56 saves. They are ranked 3rd in the league with a save percentage of 67.5%, and they have sent 600 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 201 times in high leverage situations and on 168 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 20.3% out of their 231 inherited runners. Sitting with 198 save situations, the Dodgers have compiled 112 holds in addition to 27 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 94 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (18th in baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 1,303 assists, 89 errors and have amassed 4,356 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 13,068 innings on the field, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (1st in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Scherzer has allowed 2,072 base knocks while he has tallied 3,020 K's in 2,536 innings. Scherzer (190-97 career win-loss mark) has a 3.16 earned run average while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 890 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.084 and having a FIP of 3.1. His K/BB ratio is 4.46 and he has gone up against 10,266 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-210)
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