St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+108) Philadelphia (-118)
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Matt Moore and the Philadelphia Phillies (6-6, 2nd in NL East) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (6-6, 3rd in NL Central) on Friday. The Phillies open this matchup at -118 while the Cardinals are coming in at +108. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Carlos Martinez and Matt Moore.
As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are knocking in 5.0 runs per game, which is 8th in MLB. They have tallied 60 runs while having a team OBP of .316. The Cardinals have accounted for 11 doubles as a unit and have knocked 15 baseballs out of the stadium. They have recorded 52 RBI's and 90 hits for the year, while their team batting average sits at .228. St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .375 and have been called out on strikes 112 times, while being walked on 46 occasions.
The Cardinals have an earned run average of 5.09 so far this season (28th in baseball), and they have rung up 99 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.80 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 13 long balls and 63 total runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 55 batters and their FIP is 4.68 as a squad on the campaign.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 100% and stepped onto the hill in 9 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 22 runners this year with 27.3% of them earned a run for their team. Cardinals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 11 times in addition to having 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 46 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen have a total of 6 holds so far this season (15th in baseball). They have recorded 3 saves for the year.
Martinez has taken the hill for 894 frames and has earned 875 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Martinez (58-45 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.58 while he has gone up against 3,801 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.54 (352 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.295. He has surrendered 820 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 339 walks.
The Phillies have a SLG% of .363 and they average 3.50 runs per contest (27th in MLB). They have tallied 15 doubles, while getting a free base 30 times and notching 42 runs. Philadelphia has recorded 11 home runs so far this year to go along with 39 runs batted in. They have struck out on 121 occasions (5th in baseball) and have earned a total of 86 base hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have tallied a team on-base percentage of .295 and a batting average of .229 this season.
The Phillies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.316 with a FIP of 4.11 as a squad so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 (103 strikeouts against 37 walks). They are currently ranked 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 96. They have yielded 13 homers and they concede 4.27 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Philadelphia pitching staff have yielded 48 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.09 (46 earned runs given up).
Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.7% of 14 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 9 occasions with base runners. With 6 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 1 hold and 2 blown saves. They are ranked 19th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 36 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 5 save chances and they have recorded 3 saves.
Moore (54-56 career mark) is the owner of a 4.53 ERA and has surrendered 9.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and he has gone up against 3,937 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 455 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.408 and having a FIP of 4.3. So far in his MLB career, Moore has surrendered 898 base hits while he has totaled 815 strikeouts in 903 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-118)
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