St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 4/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+100) Miami (-110)
Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins (1-2, 4th in NL East) play the St. Louis Cardinals (1-1, 5th in NL Central) at Marlins Park on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Cardinals coming in at +100 and the Marlins are at -110. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are John Gant and Sandy Alcantara.
St. Louis has a slugging % of .406 and have been called out on strikes 29 times, while taking a walk on 10 occasions. They have tallied 15 RBI's and 22 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is .218. The Cardinals have tallied 4 doubles as a team and have hit 5 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 18 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .298. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 6.0 runs/g, which puts them at 8th in the league.
Cardinals pitchers have conceded 6 long balls and 27 runs in total (5th in MLB). They have walked 13 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 6.95 as a unit for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.62 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.72. The Cardinals have an earned run average of 9.72 on the campaign (29th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 21 hitters.
Cardinals bullpen pitchers went to the mound with opponents on base in 62 games and also 44 outings with high leverage last year. The bullpen recorded 22 holds during the previous year (25th in the league). The Cardinals relievers had a save rate of 72.2% and came into the game in 43 save situations. They compiled 13 saves in the previous season and missed out on 5 of their 18 chances to get a save. The bullpen inherited 91 base runners in the previous season with 28.6% of them ended up scoring. The Cardinals dispatched 177 relievers to the mound in the previous season.
Gant had a FIP of 2.19 and his ERA+ was 180. He allowed 4 ER's last year with a K/BB ratio of 2.6. He gave up 5.4 hits per nine innings and his WHIP was at 1.067. His ERA was 2.40 and he struck out 18 hitters. John Gant surrendered 9 base knocks in 15 innings pitched throughout last year. Gant has taken the hill for 262 frames and is sitting with 233 punch outs during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.80 (111 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.336. He has given up 222 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 129 walks. Gant (19-15 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.12 and he has gone up against 1,115 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
Miami has knocked in 2 HRs so far this season to go along with 14 runs batted in. They have put up 6 doubles, while taking a walk 9 times as well as recording 16 runs. The Miami Marlins hold an OBP of .321 as well as a batting average of .267 on the season. The Marlins hold a team slugging % of .426 and they tally 5.33 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 26 occasions (26th in MLB) and have earned a total of 27 base hits.
The Miami pitching staff have given up 14 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.33 (13 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 5 HR's and they surrender 4.67 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The Marlins hold a team WHIP of 1.074 with a FIP of 4.92 as a unit this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.57 (25 strikeouts against 7 walks). They are currently ranked 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 22.
Miami bullpen pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of 110 inherited runners last year. Their bullpen pitchers stepped onto the mound in 53 games with high leverage and also 71 outings with base runners. With 23 save opportunities, the Marlins amassed 28 holds and also 5 blown saves. They were sitting at 3rd in baseball with a save rate of 78.3%, and they dispatched 215 bullpen pitchers to the mound last year. Miami called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 56 save situations and they earned 18 saves.
Alcantara had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.6 with 39 total K's and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 154. His WHIP was at 1.19 and he had a FIP of 3.71 over the course of last year. He took the ball for 42.0 innings last season while conceding 7.5 H/9 (hits per 9 innings). Alcantara gave up 35 hits while he surrendered 14 ER's (3.00 ERA). Alcantara (11-19 career record) holds a 3.63 ERA and has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 and he has faced 1,218 opposing batters in his career. He has given up 116 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.311 and a FIP of 4.5. So far in his MLB career, Alcantara has conceded 250 base knocks while he has totaled 237 punch outs in 287 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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