St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 4/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+106) Washington (-116)
Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (5-8, 5th in NL East) host the St. Louis Cardinals (7-8, 3rd in NL Central) at Nationals Park on Tuesday. The Nationals open this contest at -116 while the Cardinals are coming in at +106. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Adam Wainwright and Patrick Corbin.
The Cardinals have earned 14 doubles as a unit and have hit 20 balls out of the stadium. St. Louis is slugging .374 and have been called out on strikes 140 times, while taking a walk on 54 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in the league. They have recorded 62 runs batted in as well as 109 hits so far this year, while their batting average is at .221. They have earned 71 runs and have an OBP of .304.
The Cardinals have compiled a team earned run average of 5.15 on the year (30th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 128 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.83 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.49. Cardinals pitchers have given up 15 home runs in addition to 78 runs in total (24th in baseball). They have walked 70 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.51 as a unit on the season.
The Cardinals have dispatched 56 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 24 runners so far this year and 29.2% of those runners ended up scoring. They have 3 saves this year. The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 9 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 6 holds so far this year (19th in MLB). Cardinals pitchers have entered the game with players on base 13 times and also have had 8 appearances in high leverage situations.
Wainwright has taken the mound for 2,182 innings and has earned 1,844 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Wainwright (167-100 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.41 while he has gone up against 9,064 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.40 (825 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.229. He has given up 2,085 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 596 free passes.
The Nationals have a team slugging % of .403 and they average 3.54 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have put up 17 doubles, while taking a walk 34 times and earning 46 runs. Washington has accumulated 13 home runs so far this season as well as 45 RBIs. They have struck out on 104 occasions (29th in the league) and have earned 114 base knocks. The Washington Nationals have accounted for an OBP of .326 and a team batting average of .267 this season.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.294 in addition to having a FIP of 4.96 as a staff over the course of the season. They rank 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 90. The Washington pitching staff have allowed 61 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.46 (54 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.24 (114 strikeouts vs 51 bases on balls). They have allowed 20 dingers and they concede 5.04 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
Sitting with 6 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 5 holds and 0 blown saves. Washington has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 1 save chance and they have converted 1 save. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 8 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with base runners. Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.0% of 15 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have sent 47 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
So far in his career, Corbin has allowed 1,210 base knocks while accumulating 1,201 K's in 1,219 innings pitched. Corbin (72-70 career mark) holds a 3.93 earned run average and has given up 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 533 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.292 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and he has faced 5,168 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (+106)
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