Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
The St. Louis Cardinals (76-55) will compete against the Chicago Cubs (56-75) at Busch Stadium on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Marcus Stroman and Miles Mikolas.
Chicago is slugging .391 and have struck out 1,157 times, while taking a walk on 410 occasions. They have recorded 512 runs batted in and 1,068 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is .241. The Cubs have tallied 219 doubles as a squad and have smacked 134 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 543 runs scored and have an OBP of .312. As a squad, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.2 runs per game, which is 23rd in MLB.
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The Cubs have an earned run average of 4.28 on the season (23rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,121 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.55 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. Cubs pitchers have allowed 174 home runs and also 630 runs (24th in the league). They have walked 440 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.42 as a unit this season.
The Cubs relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 54.2% and has come into the game in 110 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 186 base runners for the year and 30.1% of those players crossed home plate. Cubs bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 139 times in addition to having 159 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cubs have dispatched 441 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have tallied 47 holds for the year (29th in the league). They have compiled 32 saves on the year and have blown 27 of their 59 save opportunities.
The Cubs have converted 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,545 innings on the field, which ranks them 21st in the majors. The Chicago Cubs have 3,515 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,189 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which puts them in 25th in MLB, and they have turned 115 double plays.
Stroman has thrown 1,130 innings and has racked up 938 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 3.66 (460 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.261. He has conceded 1,108 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 317 free passes. Stroman (64-66 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.64 while going up against 4,701 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a team OBP of .330 as well as a batting average of .258 for the year. They have struck out on 1,010 occasions (25th in the league) and have totaled 1,154 base knocks. St. Louis has accumulated 164 HRs this year to go along with 618 runs batted in. The Cardinals have a slugging percentage of .429 and they average 4.92 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have 230 two-baggers, while walking 432 times and recording 644 runs.
The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 520 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.81 (492 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 122 dingers and they give up 4.03 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.256 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.45 (954 strikeouts vs 390 free passes). They rank 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,068.
Sitting with 100 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 55 holds and 16 blown saves. St. Louis has called on relievers to enter the contest in 45 save chances and they have earned 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 108 times in high leverage situations in addition to 132 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.5% out of their 200 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 15th in the league holding a save rate of 64.4%, and they have sent 370 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
In 10,455 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (8th in baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 143 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in pro baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 1,389 assists, 56 errors and have a total of 3,485 putouts on the campaign.
During his career, Mikolas has surrendered 663 base knocks while he has totaled 507 punch outs in 689 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 288 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.160 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.73 and he has faced 2,837 batters in his pro baseball career. Mikolas (43-37 mark in his career) has a 3.76 earned run average and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis
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