St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+110) New York (-141)
Citi Field is the site where Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets (72-72, 3rd in NL East) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (73-69, 3rd in NL Central) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Cardinals priced at +110 and the Mets are at -141. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jake Woodford and Marcus Stroman.
St. Louis owns a slugging percentage of .398 and have struck out 1,169 times, while drawing a walk on 423 occasions. They have recorded 563 RBI's in addition to 1,118 base knocks for the season, while their batting average comes in at .239. The Cardinals have accumulated 222 doubles as a team and have hit 161 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 584 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .310. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are knocking in 4.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 26th in MLB.
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Cardinals pitchers have allowed 133 home runs and 604 runs in total (14th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 542 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.33 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.98 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.31. The Cardinals hold a team earned run average of 4.08 so far this year (14th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,075 hitters.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 69.5% and has entered the game in 148 save situations. The relievers have inherited 250 base runners on the year and 36.8% of those players crossed home plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 149 times and also have had 137 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 485 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have a total of 87 holds so far this year (4th in the league). They have recorded 41 saves so far this year and have blown 18 of their 59 save chances.
The St. Louis Cardinals have amassed 3,723 putouts this season, in addition to 1,317 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which ranks 16th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 1,006 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,169 innings, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball.
Woodford (3-3 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 5.52 while he has faced 299 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 68 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 24 free passes. His earned run average is 4.67 (36 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.327. Woodford has thrown 69 innings and has racked up 56 K's thus far in his career.
The Mets hold a team SLG% of .392 and they score 3.98 runs per outing (27th in MLB). They have hit 202 doubles, while walking 444 times as well as putting up 573 runs. New York has tallied 160 long balls for the year as well as 544 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,231 instances (19th in baseball) and have 1,105 hits. The New York Mets have an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a team batting average of .239 on the campaign.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.212 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They come in at 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,071. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 576 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.77 (513 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.13 (1,294 strikeouts vs 413 walks). They have given up 165 homers and they allow 4.23 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB).
New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.9% out of their 170 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 159 times in high leverage situations and also on 116 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 136 save situations, the Mets have accumulated 69 holds and also 27 blown saves. They rank 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have dispatched 471 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 65 save opportunities and they have walked away with 38 saves.
In 11,019 innings played, the Mets have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in pro baseball). The New York Mets have turned 107 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in pro baseball). The Mets have accrued 1,169 assists, 81 errors and have accounted for 3,673 putouts over the course of the season.
Stroman (60-59 record in his career) holds a 3.62 earned run average while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.96 and he has gone up against 4,211 batters in his career. He has allowed 407 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.265 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. In his pro baseball career, Stroman has conceded 998 hits and he has 838 strikeouts in 1,012 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-141)
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