St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Johan Oviedo and the St. Louis Cardinals (22-15, 1st in NL Central) travel to Petco Park on Friday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (21-17, 2nd in NL West).
St. Louis is slugging .399 and have been called out on strikes 312 times, while taking a walk on 107 occasions. They have accumulated 157 runs batted in and 278 base knocks for the year, while their batting average is sitting at .231. The Cardinals have accounted for 52 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 47 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 168 runs scored while having a team OBP of .301. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which puts them at 10th in MLB.
The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.71 so far this year (11th in the league), and the staff has rung up 302 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.96 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 25 home runs in addition to 143 runs in total (10th in baseball). They have walked 154 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.87 as a team for the season.
Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 34 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 18 holds over the course of the season (17th in MLB). The Cardinals bullpen have earned a save rate of 85.7% and has come into the game in 33 save situations. They have accumulated 12 saves for the season and have not converted 2 of their 14 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 61 base runners so far this season with 36.1% of those runners crossed home plate. The Cardinals have sent 120 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 975 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 307 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 15th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 248 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,925 innings on the field, which has them ranked 5th in pro baseball.
Oviedo has thrown 38 innings and has tallied 29 K's so far in his MLB career. Oviedo (0-4 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.24 while going up against 167 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 5.17 (22 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.252. He has conceded 34 base hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 14 walks.
The Padres hold a team slugging % of .362 and they score 4.05 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have hit 45 doubles, while taking a walk 144 times as well as putting up 154 runs. San Diego has 36 home runs this season and 145 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 311 occasions (19th in the league) and have earned 293 hits. The San Diego Padres have accumulated a team OBP of .315 as well as a batting average of .233 on the year.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.121 in addition to having a FIP of 3.49 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.34 (398 strikeouts vs 119 bases on balls). They come in at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 260. They have allowed 39 dingers and they allow 3.38 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The San Diego pitching staff have yielded 127 runs this season while holding an ERA of 2.82 (106 earned runs given up).
San Diego relievers have an inherited score rate of 23.7% out of 38 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 40 times in high leverage situations and on 24 occasions with runners on base. With 44 save situations, the Padres have accrued 23 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They sit at 10th in MLB with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have sent 150 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season. San Diego has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 20 save chances and they have come away with 14 saves.
In 3,048 innings on the diamond, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (12th in professional baseball). The San Diego Padres have twisted 32 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .978 (29th in pro baseball). The Padres have accrued 330 assists, 30 errors and have earned a total of 1,016 putouts for the year.
Musgrove (31-42 career win-loss mark) has a 4.23 ERA and has surrendered 8.7 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.02 and he has gone up against 2,243 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 252 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.204 and a FIP of 3.9. In his career, Musgrove has given up 516 hits while he has earned 519 strikeouts in 535 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego
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