St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers (19-17, 2nd in NL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (22-14, 1st in NL Central) at American Family Field on Thursday.
St. Louis has a slugging % of .402 and have struck out 300 times, while drawing a walk on 105 occasions. They have 156 runs batted in and 274 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .233. The Cardinals have hit 51 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 46 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 167 runs and have an OBP of .304. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 10th in baseball.
The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.72 this season (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 295 hitters. They have walked 149 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.84 as a unit on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.98 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 24 home runs in addition to 139 runs (10th in baseball).
Cardinals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 33 times and also have had 24 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 18 holds for the year (16th in baseball). The Cardinals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 85.7% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. They have compiled 12 saves on the year and have blown 2 of their 14 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 59 base runners so far this season and 35.6% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Cardinals have dispatched 117 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have amassed 951 putouts this season, in addition to 300 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 13th in professional baseball, and have earned 241 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 72.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,853 innings, which has them sitting at 4th in baseball.
Flaherty has thrown 450 innings and has accounted for 524 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Flaherty (29-22 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.70 while he has gone up against 1,814 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.32 (166 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.061. He has conceded 327 base hits (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 151 free passes.
Milwaukee has 41 HRs so far this season as well as 132 RBIs. They have hit 45 doubles, while taking a walk 117 times as well as putting up 135 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers hold an OBP of .298 as well as a batting average of .215 over the course of the season. The Brewers have a SLG% of .362 and they are earning 3.75 runs per game (26th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 369 instances (3rd in MLB) and have earned 258 hits.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 146 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.58 (129 earned runs yielded). They have given up 42 home runs and they surrender 4.06 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.130 with a FIP of 3.78 as a staff for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.18 (375 strikeouts vs 118 walks). They come in at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 248.
Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 14 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves. They are ranked 14th in baseball holding a save rate of 64.3%, and they have sent 120 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 50 times in high leverage situations in addition to 22 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.0% of 27 inherited base runners. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Brewers have 22 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
In 2,916 innings on the field, the Brewers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (5th in pro baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 25 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in MLB). The Brewers have recorded 300 assists, 19 errors and have notched a total of 972 putouts on the campaign.
Burnes (14-8 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.99 ERA and has given up 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.40 and he has faced 735 batters in his career. He has allowed 78 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.165 and having a FIP of 3.3. Thus far in his career, Burnes has surrendered 150 base knocks while he has accumulated 242 punch outs in 176 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis
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