St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction, 9/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets
Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-116) New York (-105)
Rich Hill and the New York Mets (71-72, 3rd in NL East) host the St. Louis Cardinals (72-69, 3rd in NL Central) at Citi Field on Monday. The Cardinals open this contest at -116 while the Mets are priced at -105. The over/under is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright and Rich Hill.
The Cardinals have recorded 222 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 160 baseballs out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .399 and have been rung up 1,163 times, while drawing a walk on 422 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 26th in the league. They have compiled 561 RBI's in addition to 1,115 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is .239. They have a total of 582 runs while having a team OBP of .311.
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Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 133 long balls and 604 runs in total (14th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 541 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.35 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.97 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Cardinals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.11 over the course of the season (14th in the league), and they have struck out 1,065 batters.
The Cardinals have dispatched 481 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 248 base runners this year and 37.1% of them crossed the plate. They have tallied 40 saves so far this season and have blown 18 of 58 chances to get a save. The Cardinals bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 69.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 144 save situations. The relievers have earned 84 holds so far this year (5th in MLB). Cardinals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 147 times and also have had 135 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 3,696 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,309 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which has them ranked 16th in MLB, and have a total of 999 double plays. The Cardinals have transformed 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,088 innings, which has them sitting at 3rd in the majors.
Wainwright has taken the ball for 2,353 innings and has 1,993 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.35 (876 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.209. He has surrendered 2,212 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 634 walks. Wainwright (182-105 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.41 and he has faced 9,735 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The New York Mets have an OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .239 this season. They have struck out on 1,226 occasions (18th in the league) and have a total of 1,096 base hits. New York has a total of 157 home runs this year as well as 537 runs batted in. The Mets hold a team SLG% of .391 and they score 3.96 runs per game (27th in baseball). They have notched 201 doubles, while taking a walk 439 times as well as putting up 566 runs.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.210 with a FIP of 3.95 as a unit on the season. They rank 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,064. The New York pitching staff have conceded 570 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.76 (507 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.16 (1,281 strikeouts against 406 bases on balls). They have allowed 163 dingers and they concede 4.22 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB).
New York has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 63 save opportunities and they have recorded 37 saves. They are currently ranked 20th in MLB holding a save rate of 58.7%, and they have dispatched 466 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 155 times in high leverage situations in addition to 114 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.7% of 168 inherited runners. Sitting with 132 save situations, the Mets have earned 67 holds in addition to 26 blown saves.
The New York Mets have twisted 106 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in the majors). The Mets have 1,163 assists, 80 errors and have amassed 3,646 putouts during this campaign. In 10,938 innings on the field, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in MLB).
Hill (73-50 mark in his career) holds a 3.79 ERA while conceding 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 4,664 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 470 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.215 and having a FIP of 4.0. In his MLB career, Hill has allowed 920 base hits while totaling 1,162 K's in 1,115 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-116)
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