Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-111) St. Louis (-135)
Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals (1-5, 5th in NL East) head to Busch Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (5-4, 3rd in NL Central). The moneyline on this matchup has the Nationals priced at -111 and the Cardinals are at -135. The O/U is set at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Stephen Strasburg and Jack Flaherty.
The Nationals have accrued 6 doubles as a team and have hit 4 baseballs out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging % of .363 and have struck out 50 times, while taking a walk on 13 occasions. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are putting up 2.8 runs per game, which has them at 30th in the league. They have compiled 17 RBI's as well as 51 base knocks for the season, while their batting average comes in at .268. They have accumulated 17 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .324.
Nationals pitchers have yielded 8 home runs and also 27 runs in total (26th in MLB). They have walked 19 opposing players and their FIP is 4.40 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.68 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.19. The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.98 on the season (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 51 hitters.
Nationals relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 4 times as well as having 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 7 runners so far this season and 42.9% of those runners crossed the plate. The Nationals have dispatched 19 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
Strasburg has taken the hill for 1,449 innings and has accumulated 1,705 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.18 (512 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.086. He has given up 1,194 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 380 free passes. Strasburg (112-59 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 2.96 while going up against 5,865 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a team on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a team batting average of .219 this year. They have been rung up on 86 occasions (14th in the league) and have accounted for 65 base hits. St. Louis has recorded 11 HRs for the year as well as 37 RBIs. The Cardinals have a team slugging percentage of .367 and they are recording 4.89 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have hit 9 two-baggers, while taking a walk 33 times and putting up 44 runs.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.456 and have a FIP of 5.04 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They rank 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 73. The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 49 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 5.35 (47 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.71 (72 strikeouts vs 42 free passes). They have allowed 11 homers and they allow 5.58 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
St. Louis has had relief pitchers enter the game in 3 save chances and they have recorded 3 saves. They are ranked 1st in the league with a save percentage of 100%, and they have sent 35 relievers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 8 times in high leverage situations in addition to 8 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of 15 inherited runners. Sitting with 9 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 6 holds.
During his pro baseball career, Flaherty has surrendered 306 base hits while he has totaled 492 strikeouts in 419 frames. Flaherty (24-22 career mark) is the owner of a 3.41 earned run average while surrendering 6.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 159 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.078 and a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.37 and he has faced 1,695 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (-135)
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