Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+105) St. Louis (-156)
Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals (2-5, 5th in NL East) travel to Busch Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (5-5, 3rd in NL Central). The Nationals open this game at +105 while the Cardinals are coming in at -156. The total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Joe Ross and Adam Wainwright.
Washington has a slugging percentage of .385 and have been rung up 59 times, while being walked on 17 occasions. They have tallied 22 runs batted in and 63 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .279. The Nationals have hit 7 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 5 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 22 runs scored and have an OBP of .335. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are compiling 3.1 runs per game, which has them at 28th in the league.
The Nationals have an ERA of 4.50 so far this year (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 62 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.82 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.16. Nationals pitchers have relinquished 9 home runs and also 29 total runs (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 22 opposing players and their FIP is 4.19 as a squad for the season.
The Nationals relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 100% and has come into the game in 3 save situations. The relievers have inherited 9 runners so far this year and 33.3% of those players crossed home plate. Nationals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 5 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 23 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have racked up 2 holds for the year (27th in baseball). They have compiled 1 save on the year.
Ross has pitched in 340 innings and has accumulated 298 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Ross (21-19 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.11 and he has gone up against 1,465 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.23 (160 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.357. He has conceded 353 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 109 walks.
The Cardinals have a team slugging percentage of .360 and they score 4.60 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have hit 9 doubles, while getting a free base 36 times as well as putting up 46 runs. St. Louis has 12 long balls on the season and 39 runs batted in. They have struck out on 97 occasions (12th in baseball) and have 71 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a batting average of .216 on the season.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.489 and have a FIP of 4.91 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.76 (81 strikeouts against 46 bases on balls). They come in at 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 85. They have yielded 12 homers and they relinquish 5.52 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 54 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.32 (52 earned runs yielded).
With 9 save situations, the Cardinals have recorded 6 holds and have yet to blow a save. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 3 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 8 times in high leverage situations and on 11 occasions with runners on. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% out of their 22 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB with a save rate of 100%, and they have sent 39 relievers to the mound this year.
In his career, Wainwright has allowed 2,078 base knocks while he has tallied 1,837 punch outs in 2,177 frames. Wainwright (167-99 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.40 earned run average and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 822 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.227 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and he has gone up against 9,040 batters so far in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (-156) and under 7.5 runs
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