St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-105) Milwaukee (-125)
American Family Field is the site where Adrian Houser and the Milwaukee Brewers (91-60, 1st in NL Central) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (81-69, 2nd in NL Central) on Thursday. The Brewers open this game at -125 while the Cardinals are priced at -105. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Adam Wainwright and Adrian Houser.
St. Louis has a slugging % of .402 and have been called out on strikes 1,248 times, while taking a walk on 444 occasions. They have 613 RBI's and 1,195 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .241. The Cardinals have tallied 243 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 172 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 635 runs scored and hold an OBP of .311. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 24th in the league.
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The Cardinals are sitting with a team ERA of 3.99 this season (14th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,129 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.99 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 139 long balls and 628 total runs (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 566 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a squad for the year.
The Cardinals bullpen have earned a save rate of 70.8% and has entered the game in 168 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 262 base runners this season with 37.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 159 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 518 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have earned 101 holds on the campaign (4th in baseball). They have recorded 46 saves this season and have blown 19 of 65 chances to get a save.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned 3,945 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,393 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which puts them in 16th in the majors, and have earned 1,066 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,835 innings on the field, which has them ranked 2nd in the majors.
Wainwright has taken the mound for 2,365 innings and has 1,999 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.34 (878 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.209. He has given up 2,223 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 637 free passes. Wainwright (183-105 career record) has a FIP of 3.41 while he has gone up against 9,785 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Brewers have a team slugging % of .398 and they are recording 4.60 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have 238 doubles, while getting a free base 550 times as well as putting up 695 runs. Milwaukee has accounted for 182 home runs this year as well as 659 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,368 occasions (9th in MLB) and have tallied 1,172 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have compiled an on-base percentage of .319 and a team batting average of .234 on the year.
The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.175 in addition to having a FIP of 3.63 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.00 (1,530 strikeouts vs 510 free passes). They are sitting at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,067. They have yielded 150 HR's and they allow 3.78 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Milwaukee pitching staff have conceded 563 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.39 (505 earned runs relinquished).
Milwaukee has had relief pitchers enter the game in 69 save opportunities and they have come away with 43 saves. They are ranked 13th in baseball with a save rate of 62.3%, and they have sent 498 relievers to the hill for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 182 times in high leverage situations and also on 98 occasions with base runners. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of 140 inherited runners. Sitting with 147 save situations, the Brewers have amassed 76 holds in addition to 26 blown saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 95 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in professional baseball). The Brewers have accrued 1,250 assists, 89 errors and have a tally of 4,026 putouts on the season. Out of their 12,078 innings on the diamond, the Brewers hold a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (5th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Houser has conceded 288 base knocks while earning 270 K's in 314 frames. Houser (16-19 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.84 ERA and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 134 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.320 and having a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.13 and he has faced 1,332 batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-125) and under 8 runs
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