St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-120) Philadelphia (+110)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Matt Moore and the Philadelphia Phillies (6-6, 2nd in NL East) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (6-6, 3rd in NL Central) on Saturday. The Cardinals open this matchup at -120 while the Phillies are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Kwang Hyun Kim and Matt Moore.
The Cardinals have recorded 11 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 15 balls out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .375 and have been rung up 112 times, while being walked on 46 occasions. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. They have earned 52 runs batted in and 90 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate sits at .228. They have 60 runs scored and hold an OBP of .316.
The Cardinals hold a team earned run average of 5.09 over the course of the season (26th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 99 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.80 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. Cardinals pitchers have given up 13 home runs and 63 runs in total (20th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 55 batters and their FIP sits at 4.67 as a team on the campaign.
The Cardinals relievers have a save rate of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 9 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 22 runners on the season with 27.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Cardinals pitchers have entered the game with runners on 11 times in addition to having 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 46 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The bullpen have 6 holds on the season (15th in baseball). They have recorded 3 saves on the season.
Kim has taken the mound for 39 innings and has earned 24 K's in his MLB career. Kim (3-0 career mark) has a FIP of 3.88 while going up against 154 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 1.62 (7 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.026. He has given up 28 hits (6.5 hits per nine innings) with 12 walks.
Philadelphia has recorded 11 home runs over the course of the season as well as 39 runs batted in. They have 16 doubles, while getting a free base 30 times as well as earning 42 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .297 in addition to a batting average of .232 this season. The Phillies hold a team slugging % of .368 and they are earning 3.50 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have struck out on 121 occasions (12th in the league) and have earned a total of 87 hits.
The Phillies have a WHIP of 1.316 and have a FIP of 4.10 as a pitching staff on the year. They are currently ranked 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 96. The Philadelphia pitching staff have relinquished 48 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.09 (46 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.78 (103 strikeouts vs 37 free passes). They have surrendered 13 home runs and they concede 4.27 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB).
Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 5 save opportunities and they have converted 3 saves. They sit at 18th in MLB with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 36 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have taken the field 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 9 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.7% of 14 inherited runners. Sitting with 6 save situations, the Phillies have 1 hold in addition to 2 blown saves.
Thus far in his career, Moore has conceded 898 hits while totaling 815 strikeouts in 903 frames. He has conceded 455 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.408 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.18 and he has gone up against 3,937 hitters during his career. Moore (54-56 career mark) has a 4.53 earned run average and has allowed 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+110)
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