St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+120) New York (-152)
Jon Lester and the St. Louis Cardinals (74-69, 3rd in NL Central) are headed to Citi Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the New York Mets (72-73, 3rd in NL East). The Mets open this contest at -152 while the Cardinals are priced at +120. The O/U opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Jon Lester and Tylor Megill.
The Cardinals have hit 226 doubles as a unit and have smacked 162 baseballs out of the stadium. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,179 times, while taking a walk on 427 occasions. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball. They have accumulated 570 RBI's as well as 1,133 hits this season, while their team batting average sits at .240. They have notched a total of 591 runs scored while having a team OBP of .311.
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Cardinals pitchers have conceded 133 home runs in addition to 604 runs (13th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 546 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.31 as a team on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.31. The Cardinals have an earned run average of 4.05 for the season (14th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,085 hitters.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 69.5% and has entered the game in 150 save situations. The relievers have inherited 250 base runners over the course of the season with 36.8% of those runners crossed the plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 149 times in addition to having 137 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 488 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have a total of 89 holds for the season (4th in the league). They have accumulated 41 saves on the season and have blown 18 of 59 save opportunities.
The Cardinals have turned 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,250 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 3,750 putouts this year, as well as 1,327 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which ranks 16th in the majors, and have a total of 1,014 double plays.
Lester has taken the mound for 2,718 frames and has earned 2,469 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Lester (198-117 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.77 and he has faced 11,391 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.65 (1,103 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.277. He has given up 2,587 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 885 walks.
The New York Mets have recorded a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .239 so far this season. They have been rung up on 1,241 occasions (17th in the league) and have a total of 1,111 base hits. New York has accumulated 160 home runs for the season to go along with 544 runs batted in. The Mets have a slugging percentage of .391 and they have an average of 3.95 runs per game (27th in baseball). They have 203 two-baggers, while walking 448 times and putting up 573 runs.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.219 with a FIP of 3.96 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.13 (1,304 strikeouts vs 417 free passes). They rank 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,086. They have surrendered 166 long balls and they surrender 4.26 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have yielded 583 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.80 (520 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 136 save situations, the Mets have accumulated 69 holds in addition to 27 blown saves. New York has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 65 save opportunities and they have earned 38 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 159 times in high leverage situations and on 117 occasions with base runners. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.9% of 173 inherited runners. They rank 21st in MLB holding a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have sent 475 relievers to the mound on the year.
The New York Mets have twisted 107 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (20th in professional baseball). The Mets have accrued 1,174 assists, 82 errors and are sitting with 3,700 putouts this season. In their 11,100 innings on the field, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in MLB).
During his career, Megill has conceded 73 base knocks while accumulating 88 strikeouts in 77 frames. Megill (3-4 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.06 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 35 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.197 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.40 and he has faced 323 batters in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-152) and under 8 runs
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