St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+100) Milwaukee (-125)
American Family Field is the site where Brett Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers (91-59, 1st in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (80-69, 2nd in NL Central) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have the Cardinals coming in at +100 and the Brewers are at -125. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Miles Mikolas and Brett Anderson.
St. Louis has a slugging % of .403 and have been rung up 1,235 times, while drawing a walk on 442 occasions. They have 611 runs batted in in addition to 1,190 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is at .241. The Cardinals have accrued 242 doubles as a unit and have hit 172 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 633 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .312. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, which is 24th in baseball.
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The Cardinals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.01 on the campaign (14th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,117 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.99 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 139 long balls and 627 runs (10th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 561 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.31 as a team for the year.
The Cardinals bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 70.3% and has come into the game in 164 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 262 runners on the year and 37.0% of those runners crossed home plate. Cardinals pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 159 times as well as having 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 514 relievers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have notched 98 holds on the season (4th in baseball). They have recorded 45 saves on the year and have missed out on 19 of their 64 chances to save the game.
The Cardinals have converted 71.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,754 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in MLB. The St. Louis Cardinals have 3,918 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,392 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 15th in MLB, and have a total of 1,059 double plays.
Mikolas has thrown 508 innings and has earned 373 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.86 (218 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.205. He has conceded 507 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 105 free passes. Mikolas (32-26 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.00 while he has faced 2,115 hitters during his time in the majors.
Milwaukee has knocked in 182 home runs so far this season and 658 runs batted in. They have recorded 237 doubles, while walking 545 times and earning 694 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have tallied an OBP of .319 as well as a team batting average of .235 so far this season. The Brewers have a team slugging percentage of .399 and they have an average of 4.63 runs per game (10th in the league). They have struck out on 1,356 occasions (9th in baseball) and have totaled 1,168 hits.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have yielded 561 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.40 (503 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 150 long balls and they relinquish 3.79 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.178 and have a FIP of 3.65 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 (1,517 strikeouts against 508 walks). They sit at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,062.
Milwaukee has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 69 save chances and they have walked away with 43 saves. They rank 13th in baseball with a save rate of 62.3%, and they have sent 495 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 182 times in high leverage situations in addition to 98 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.0% out of their 140 inherited base runners. With 147 save situations, the Brewers have recorded 76 holds and 26 blown saves.
In their 11,997 innings on the field, the Brewers hold a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (5th in professional baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 95 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in MLB). The Brewers have racked up 1,244 assists, 89 errors and have earned 3,999 putouts during this campaign.
Anderson (67-73 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.07 earned run average while giving up 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.55 and he has faced 4,794 opposing hitters in his career. He has surrendered 512 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.332 and having a FIP of 4.0. In his career, Anderson has surrendered 1,207 hits while he has accumulated 770 punch outs in 1,132 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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