Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+130) St. Louis (-150)
The St. Louis Cardinals (40-31) will compete against the Chicago Cubs (26-43) at Busch Stadium on Friday. The moneyline on this game has Chicago at +130 while St. Louis is priced at -150. The total is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Hendricks and Andre Pallante.
The Cubs have hit 112 doubles as a team and have hit 69 balls out of the park. Chicago is slugging .393 and have been called out on strikes 598 times, while being walked on 234 occasions. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in the league. They have tallied 271 runs batted in as well as 569 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .244. They have racked up 291 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .320.
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Cubs pitchers have allowed 96 long balls and also 369 runs (28th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 237 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.50 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.52 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Cubs have a team ERA of 4.90 this year (26th in the league), and the staff has struck out 598 batters.
The Cubs have dispatched 229 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 87 runners on the campaign and 33.3% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 14 saves this season and have blown 11 of 25 save chances. The Cubs relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 56.0% and has come into the game in 48 save situations. The relievers have recorded 20 holds on the season (29th in the league). Cubs pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 64 times and also have had 66 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have a tally of 1,842 putouts this season, in addition to 621 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 15th in the majors, and have accumulated 59 double plays. The Cubs have turned 68.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,526 innings on the diamond, ranking them 22nd in MLB.
Hendricks has taken the mound for 1,296 frames and has earned 1,062 K's in his career. Hendricks (85-61 career record) has a FIP of 3.81 while he has faced 5,309 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.47 (500 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.152. He has given up 1,203 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 290 free passes.
St. Louis has recorded 75 home runs on the year to go along with 326 runs batted in. They have hit 121 doubles, while getting a free base 226 times as well as putting up 342 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have tallied a team on-base percentage of .322 and a team batting average of .254 on the campaign. The Cardinals hold a team SLG% of .404 and they have an average of 4.82 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have been rung up on 538 occasions (25th in baseball) and are sitting with 618 base knocks.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.275 with a FIP of 4.18 as a unit on the year. They come in at 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 573. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 278 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.80 (265 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.26 (516 strikeouts against 228 bases on balls). They have surrendered 70 dingers and they allow 3.98 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball).
St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.1% out of 106 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 51 times in high leverage situations and also on 70 occasions with runners on base. With 54 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 31 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They sit at 6th in MLB holding a save rate of 73.9%, and they have sent 208 relief pitchers onto the field this season. St. Louis has called on relievers to enter the game in 23 save chances and they have earned 17 saves.
In 5,658 innings played, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (9th in the majors). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 72 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in MLB). The Cardinals have racked up 737 assists, 29 errors and have 1,886 putouts on the campaign.
Pallante (2-2 career win-loss record) has a 1.69 ERA and has given up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.61 and he has gone up against 179 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 8 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.336 and having a FIP of 4.0. So far in his pro baseball career, Pallante has allowed 39 hits and he has 29 strikeouts in 42 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (-150)
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