St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+100) San Francisco (-125)
Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants (53-30, 1st in NL West) play the St. Louis Cardinals (41-44, 4th in NL Central) at Oracle Park on Tuesday. The Giants open this matchup at -125 while the Cardinals are priced at +100. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Adam Wainwright and Johnny Cueto.
St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 687 times, while being walked on 253 occasions. They have recorded 319 RBI's as well as 630 base knocks on the season, and their batting average comes in at .227. The Cardinals have recorded 131 two-baggers as a team and have hit 88 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 334 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .300. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 28th in MLB.
The Cardinals have an earned run average of 4.21 this season (16th in the league), and the staff has rung up 661 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.80 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 74 home runs and 375 runs in total (19th in baseball). They have walked 368 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.40 as a team so far this year.
The Cardinals have sent 283 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 156 base runners on the season and 42.3% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 24 saves so far this year and have not converted 7 out of their 31 save opportunities. The Cardinals bullpen have earned a save percentage of 77.4% and has come into the game in 70 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 37 holds on the year (19th in the league). Cardinals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 90 times in addition to having 77 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have converted 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of 6,645 innings, which ranks them 6th in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 2,215 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 769 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which puts them in 14th in pro baseball, and have 589 double plays.
Wainwright (173-103 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.43 and he has gone up against 9,413 batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 2,150 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 618 walks. His ERA is 3.39 (854 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.219. Wainwright has taken the hill for 2,270 frames and has totaled 1,926 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The San Francisco Giants have recorded an on-base percentage of .325 in addition to a team batting average of .242 so far this season. They have been rung up on 786 instances (7th in the league) and are sitting with 668 hits. San Francisco has tallied 125 HRs over the course of the season as well as 390 runs batted in. The Giants have a team slugging % of .435 and they tally 4.94 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have 128 doubles, while taking a walk 319 times and scoring 410 runs.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.101 and have a FIP of 3.72 as a unit this year. They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 596. The San Francisco pitching staff have given up 304 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.24 (266 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.31 (719 strikeouts against 217 bases on balls). They have conceded 85 home runs and they concede 3.71 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
San Francisco has had relievers take the mound in 46 save chances and they have tallied 30 saves. They rank 12th in the league holding a save percentage of 65.2%, and they have sent 280 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 92 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score rate of 43.7% of 71 inherited base runners. With 100 save situations, the Giants have amassed 53 holds and 16 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have twisted 60 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in pro baseball). The Giants have 748 assists, 39 errors and have 2,216 putouts for the year. In 6,648 innings on the diamond, the Giants have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (1st in baseball).
In his career, Cueto has conceded 1,820 hits and he has 1,670 strikeouts in 1,991 innings pitched. He has allowed 760 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.200 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and he has faced 8,268 opposing hitters so far in his career. Cueto (134-94 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.43 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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