St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+139) Milwaukee (-150)
American Family Field is the site where Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers (19-16, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (21-14, 1st in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Cardinals open this game at +139 while the Brewers are coming in at -150. The total opens at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be John Gant and Brandon Woodruff.
St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .405 and have struck out 291 times, while drawing a walk on 102 occasions. They have accumulated 150 runs batted in in addition to 269 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .236. The Cardinals have accounted for 50 doubles as a team and have hit 44 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 161 runs while holding a team OBP of .306. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 4.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 13th in baseball.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team ERA of 3.82 on the season (11th in the league), and their staff has struck out 283 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 144 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.89 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.97 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.27. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 24 home runs in addition to 138 total runs (10th in the league).
The Cardinals have sent 113 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 58 base runners for the year and 36.2% of them ended up scoring. They have tallied 12 saves so far this year and have blown 2 of 14 save opportunities. The Cardinals bullpen have a save rate of 85.7% and has entered the game in 33 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 18 holds this season (14th in the league). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 31 times and also have had 22 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have converted 71.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,754 innings, which has them ranked 4th in MLB. The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated 918 putouts on the campaign, as well as 295 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which puts them in 14th in pro baseball, and have a total of 234 double plays.
Gant has pitched in 292 innings and has racked up 258 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.64 (118 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.373. He has allowed 248 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 153 free passes. Gant (21-18 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.15 while facing 1,249 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Milwaukee has tallied 41 home runs on the year to go along with 131 runs batted in. They have tallied 41 two-baggers, while taking a walk 112 times as well as scoring 134 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an OBP of .299 as well as a batting average of .217 over the course of the season. The Brewers have a slugging percentage of .365 and they score 3.83 runs per outing (26th in the league). They have struck out on 357 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have notched a total of 252 hits.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.144 in addition to having a FIP of 3.73 as a team so far this year. They are currently ranked 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 243. The Milwaukee pitching staff have yielded 140 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.57 (124 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.18 (366 strikeouts vs 115 bases on balls). They have given up 40 homers and they relinquish 4.03 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Milwaukee relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of 27 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 46 times in high leverage situations in addition to 20 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 35 save situations, the Brewers have earned 22 holds and also 4 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in the league holding a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have sent 116 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 13 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 25 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (5th in baseball). The Brewers have recorded 291 assists, 18 errors and have earned a total of 939 putouts over the course of the season. In their 2,817 innings on the field, the Brewers have a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (7th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Woodruff has allowed 264 base knocks while he has tallied 364 K's in 322 innings. He has conceded 122 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.089 and having a FIP of 3.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.18 and he has gone up against 1,303 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Woodruff (21-12 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.41 earned run average and has conceded 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-150)
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