St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+110) Milwaukee (-141)
Kwang Hyun Kim and the St. Louis Cardinals (68-64, 3rd in NL Central) travel to American Family Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (82-53, 1st in NL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Cardinals coming in at +110 and the Brewers are at -141. The over/under opens at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Kwang Hyun Kim and Adrian Houser.
As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 4.1 runs/g, which ranks them 25th in the league. They have tallied 544 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .312. The Cardinals have recorded 210 doubles as a team and have hit 147 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 524 RBI's in addition to 1,046 hits so far this season, and their batting average sits at .240. St. Louis is slugging .398 and have struck out 1,079 times, while drawing a walk on 400 occasions.
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The Cardinals have an ERA of 4.10 this season (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,013 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. Cardinals pitchers have given up 120 home runs and 565 runs in total (14th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 520 opposing players and their FIP is 4.31 as a unit for the season.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 68.5% and stepped onto the hill in 136 save situations. The relievers have inherited 233 runners for the season with 36.9% of those runners crossed home plate. Cardinals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 140 times in addition to having 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 454 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 80 holds so far this year (5th in MLB). They have compiled 37 saves so far this year and have blown 17 out of their 54 save chances.
The Cardinals have converted 71.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,374 innings, ranking them 4th in pro baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 3,458 putouts thus far, as well as 1,203 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which puts them in 18th in pro baseball, and have a total of 932 double plays.
Kim (9-6 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.05 while he has faced 562 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 111 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 46 walks. His earned run average is 2.77 (42 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.149. Kim has taken the mound for 136 innings and has accumulated 99 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Milwaukee Brewers have compiled an on-base percentage of .320 and a batting average of .235 this season. They have been rung up on 1,225 instances (7th in the league) and have earned 1,042 hits. Milwaukee has 162 long balls for the year as well as 588 runs batted in. The Brewers hold a team slugging percentage of .399 and they score 4.63 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have tallied 209 two-baggers, while getting a free base 488 times as well as recording 620 runs.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 492 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.34 (441 earned runs given up). They have conceded 127 home runs and they surrender 3.72 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.182 and have a FIP of 3.59 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.96 (1,347 strikeouts against 455 bases on balls). They rank 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 951.
Sitting with 136 save situations, the Brewers have tallied 72 holds and also 24 blown saves. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers enter the game in 62 save chances and they have walked away with 38 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 166 times in high leverage situations and on 87 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.9% of 124 inherited runners. They sit at 15th in the league with a save percentage of 61.3%, and they have dispatched 446 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 84 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in MLB). The Brewers have 1,113 assists, 81 errors and have a tally of 3,570 putouts so far this season. Out of their 10,710 innings played, the Brewers hold a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (7th in professional baseball).
In his MLB career, Houser has surrendered 276 base hits while he has totaled 255 K's in 295 innings. Houser (14-19 career win-loss record) has a 3.96 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up 130 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.13 and he has faced 1,256 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+110)
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