St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+140) Milwaukee (-175)
American Family Field is the venue where Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (82-52, 1st in NL Central) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (68-64, 3rd in NL Central) on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Cardinals priced at +140 and the Brewers are at -175. The total opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright and Freddy Peralta.
As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, which is 25th in MLB. They have accounted for 544 runs while having a team OBP of .312. The Cardinals have tallied 210 doubles as a team and have hit 147 balls out of the park. They have earned 524 RBI's and 1,046 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .240. St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .398 and have struck out 1,079 times, while being walked on 400 occasions.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.10 this year (14th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,013 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 520 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.31 as a squad so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.95 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.33. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 120 home runs and also 565 total runs (14th in the league).
The Cardinals have sent 454 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 233 base runners on the campaign with 36.9% of those runners crossed the plate. They have accumulated 37 saves so far this year and have blown 17 of 54 save opportunities. The Cardinals relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 68.5% and has come into the game in 136 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 80 holds on the season (5th in the league). Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 140 times and also have had 125 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have transformed 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,374 innings, which has them sitting 4th in professional baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 3,458 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,203 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 18th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 932 double plays.
Wainwright has pitched in 2,339 innings and is sitting with 1,985 punch outs so far in his career. Wainwright (180-105 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.41 while he has gone up against 9,680 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.35 (871 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.211. He has surrendered 2,201 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 631 free passes.
The Brewers hold a slugging percentage of .399 and they score 4.63 runs per outing (10th in MLB). They have 209 doubles, while walking 488 times as well as racking up 620 runs. Milwaukee has a total of 162 HRs on the campaign to go along with 588 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,225 occasions (7th in the league) and have a total of 1,042 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have an on-base percentage of .320 in addition to a batting average of .235 so far this year.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have relinquished 492 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.34 (441 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 127 home runs and they concede 3.72 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.182 with a FIP of 3.59 as a staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.96 (1,347 strikeouts against 455 bases on balls). They sit at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 951.
Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of 124 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 166 times in high leverage situations and also on 87 occasions with runners on. With 136 save situations, the Brewers have compiled 72 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They rank 15th in baseball holding a save rate of 61.3%, and they have sent 446 relievers onto the field on the season. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers enter the game in 62 save opportunities and they have walked away with 38 saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have twisted 84 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in baseball). The Brewers have racked up 1,113 assists, 81 errors and are sitting with 3,570 putouts this year. Out of their 10,710 innings on the field, the Brewers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (7th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Peralta has surrendered 221 base hits while totaling 422 strikeouts in 314 innings. He has allowed 133 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.150 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.01 and he has faced 1,310 hitters during his career. Peralta (25-11 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.81 earned run average and has given up 6.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+140)
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