St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Ryan Weathers and the San Diego Padres (21-17, 2nd in NL West) host the St. Louis Cardinals (23-15, 1st in NL Central) at Petco Park on Sunday.
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are knocking in 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in the league. They have racked up 170 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. The Cardinals have accrued 52 doubles as a unit and have smacked 47 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 158 RBI's as well as 286 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average is .231. St. Louis is slugging .395 and have been called out on strikes 323 times, while being walked on 115 occasions.
The Cardinals have an ERA of 3.61 on the season (10th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 313 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.98 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 25 long balls and also 143 runs in total (9th in the league). They have walked 158 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.82 as a unit on the season.
The Cardinals have sent 123 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 61 runners for the year with 36.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 13 saves this year and have blown 2 out of their 15 chances to save the game. The Cardinals bullpen have a save rate of 86.7% and has come into the game in 36 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 20 holds so far this season (13th in MLB). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 34 times in addition to having 29 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have 1,002 putouts on the year, as well as 314 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 12th in MLB, and have earned 254 double plays. The Cardinals have transformed 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,006 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 4th in MLB.
Kim has pitched in 62 innings and is sitting with 48 K's during his pro baseball career. Kim (4-0 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.32 and he has faced 252 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 2.03 (14 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.113. He has allowed 52 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 17 free passes.
San Diego has accounted for 36 long balls on the year and 145 runs batted in. They have notched 45 two-baggers, while taking a walk 144 times as well as earning 154 runs. The San Diego Padres hold an on-base percentage of .315 and a team batting average of .233 for the year. The Padres have a team slugging percentage of .362 and they have an average of 4.05 runs per game (21st in the league). They have struck out on 311 occasions (22nd in the league) and have notched a total of 293 base knocks.
The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.121 and have a FIP of 3.50 as a staff on the campaign. They rank 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 260. The San Diego pitching staff have allowed 127 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 2.82 (106 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.34 (398 strikeouts against 119 bases on balls). They have given up 39 HR's and they relinquish 3.38 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB).
With 44 save situations, the Padres have accrued 23 holds and also 6 blown saves. San Diego has had relievers enter the contest in 20 save chances and they have recorded 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 40 times in high leverage situations and also on 24 occasions with base runners. San Diego relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.7% out of their 38 inherited base runners. They are ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 150 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year.
In their 3,048 innings on the diamond, the Padres have a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (12th in baseball). The San Diego Padres have turned 32 double plays and have a fielding rate of .978 (28th in pro baseball). The Padres have recorded 330 assists, 30 errors and have accounted for 1,016 putouts this season.
Weathers (2-1 career mark) has a 0.81 ERA and has given up 3.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.86 and he has faced 80 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 2 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.716 and having a FIP of 3.0. In his MLB career, Weathers has given up 9 base hits while he has earned 20 punch outs in 22 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego
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