Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+185) St. Louis (-225)
The Baltimore Orioles (12-17) are traveling to Busch Stadium on Wednesday where they will meet the St. Louis Cardinals (16-12). The odds on this game have the Orioles at +185 and the Cardinals are priced at -225. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Spenser Watkins and Miles Mikolas.
The Orioles have hit 49 doubles as a team and have hit 18 baseballs out of the park. Baltimore owns a slugging percentage of .346 and have been called out on strikes 268 times, while drawing a walk on 91 occasions. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are knocking in 3.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 24th in the league. They have recorded 97 RBI's in addition to 226 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is at .234. They have accounted for 102 runs scored and hold an OBP of .310.
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The Orioles are sitting with a team ERA of 3.61 over the course of the season (16th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 211 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.32 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. Orioles pitchers have allowed 23 long balls in addition to 118 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 91 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.84 as a unit on the season.
The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. The relievers have inherited 55 runners on the season with 34.5% of those players earned a run for their team. Orioles pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 34 times as well as having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 104 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 11 holds over the course of the season (24th in the league). They have accumulated 5 saves so far this year and have blown 2 of their 7 chances to get a save.
The Baltimore Orioles have earned a total of 762 putouts for the season, as well as 279 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which ranks 25th in baseball, and have a total of 34 double plays. The Orioles have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,286 innings, which has them sitting 25th in pro baseball.
Watkins has taken the ball for 77 innings and has racked up 45 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 6.66 (57 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.610. He has conceded 95 hits (11.1 hits per 9 innings) with 29 free passes. Watkins (2-7 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 6.13 while he has faced 352 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Cardinals hold a team SLG% of .368 and they are recording 4.32 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have notched 44 doubles, while walking 92 times and scoring 121 runs. St. Louis has 23 home runs this year to go along with 116 RBIs. They have been rung up on 208 occasions (28th in the league) and have 223 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have a team on-base percentage of .313 and a batting average of .239 so far this season.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.241 in addition to having a FIP of 3.85 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.38 (207 strikeouts vs 87 free passes). They are currently ranked 15th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 217. They have conceded 23 homers and they relinquish 3.56 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 97 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.45 (94 earned runs relinquished).
St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.6% of 43 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 17 times in high leverage situations and on 30 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 21 save situations, the Cardinals have 13 holds and also 1 blown save. They are currently ranked 1st in the league holding a save rate of 87.5%, and they have sent 90 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the season. St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 8 save chances and they have walked away with 7 saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 30 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (11th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have racked up 306 assists, 14 errors and have 735 putouts this season. In 2,205 innings played, the Cardinals have a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (15th in professional baseball).
Mikolas (35-28 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.71 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.64 and he has faced 2,305 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 229 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.185 and a FIP of 3.9. During his pro baseball career, Mikolas has surrendered 546 hits while he has accumulated 411 K's in 556 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+185)
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