St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+150) Los Angeles (-196)
Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-22, 3rd in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (30-24, 2nd in NL Central) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The Dodgers open this game at -196 while the Cardinals are coming in at +150. The over/under opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Carlos Martinez and Walker Buehler.
St. Louis has a slugging rate of .396 and have been called out on strikes 449 times, while taking a walk on 164 occasions. They have accrued 219 runs batted in as well as 412 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .232. The Cardinals have tallied 85 doubles as a team and have hit 65 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 233 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .304. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 15th in baseball.
The Cardinals have an ERA of 3.96 for the season (14th in the league), and the staff has struck out 437 batters. They have walked 240 batters and their FIP is 4.08 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.82 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.35. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 38 long balls in addition to 233 total runs (16th in baseball).
Cardinals pitchers have entered the game with runners on 62 times in addition to having 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 31 holds for the season (9th in the league). The Cardinals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 82.6% and has entered the game in 56 save situations. They have 19 saves for the year and have blown 4 of 23 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 113 runners on the campaign and 46.0% of those players crossed the plate. The Cardinals have sent 181 relievers to the hill for the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 1,419 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 466 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .981 which is 28th in pro baseball, and have a total of 369 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 70.7% of balls in play into outs in their 4,257 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball.
Martinez has pitched in 938 innings and is sitting with 900 punch outs in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.55 (370 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.281. He has given up 849 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 353 free passes. Martinez (61-47 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.59 while he has gone up against 3,978 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned an OBP of .338 and a team batting average of .242 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 502 instances (10th in baseball) and have notched a total of 442 hits. Los Angeles has a total of 69 home runs on the year to go along with 271 RBIs. The Dodgers hold a team SLG% of .414 and they earn 5.22 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 86 doubles, while getting a free base 235 times and racking up 282 runs.
The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.068 in addition to having a FIP of 3.62 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.56 (544 strikeouts against 153 free passes). They sit at 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 365. They have relinquished 62 HR's and they allow 3.88 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 209 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.19 (172 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 26.5% of 68 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 71 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 72 save situations, the Dodgers have 38 holds and 15 blown saves. They rank 24th in the league holding a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 178 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 33 save chances and they have walked away with 18 saves.
In their 4,365 innings on the field, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.9% (1st in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 29 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in the majors). The Dodgers have accrued 444 assists, 31 errors and have earned a total of 1,455 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Buehler has allowed 330 base hits while totaling 482 K's in 430 innings pitched. He has allowed 147 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.009 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.63 and he has gone up against 1,714 batters so far in his MLB career. Buehler (27-9 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.08 ERA while allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-196)
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