Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+260) St. Louis (-315)
Busch Stadium is the site where the St. Louis Cardinals (83-59) will meet the Cincinnati Reds (56-85) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Reds at +260 and the Cardinals are coming in at -315. The total comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Chase Anderson and Miles Mikolas.
As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are scoring 4.2 runs per outing, which is 18th in the league. They have a total of 598 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .308. The Reds have hit 208 doubles as a team and have knocked 140 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 572 runs batted in as well as 1,130 base knocks this year, and their batting average is at .240. Cincinnati is slugging .381 and have struck out 1,246 times, while taking a walk on 397 occasions.
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Reds pitchers have relinquished 193 long balls and 714 runs in total (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 523 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.65 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.35 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.40. The Reds are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.89 so far this season (28th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,230 hitters.
Reds relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 147 times and also have had 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 51 holds on the year (29th in the league). The Reds bullpen have recorded a save rate of 56.5% and has come into the game in 98 save situations. They have compiled 26 saves over the course of the season and have blown 20 of their 46 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 226 base runners on the year with 35.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Reds have dispatched 502 relievers to the mound this season.
The Reds have converted 68.7% of balls in play into outs out of 10,914 innings, ranking them 25th in MLB. The Cincinnati Reds have amassed 3,638 putouts this season, as well as 1,092 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which ranks 8th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 96 double plays.
Anderson has taken the mound for 947 innings and has earned 805 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.25 (447 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.289. He has allowed 902 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 320 walks. Anderson (56-49 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.70 and he has faced 3,987 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned a team on-base percentage of .328 and a batting average of .256 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,073 occasions (26th in the league) and are sitting with 1,239 base hits. St. Louis has a total of 179 home runs on the campaign and 669 runs batted in. The Cardinals have a slugging percentage of .429 and they are earning 4.89 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have tallied 254 doubles, while walking 467 times as well as scoring 695 runs.
The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.271 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.98 as a staff on the campaign. They are currently ranked 19th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,179. The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 571 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.87 (541 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.43 (1,023 strikeouts against 421 walks). They have conceded 132 long balls and they allow 4.08 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
With 107 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 58 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 49 save opportunities and they have converted 33 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 115 times in high leverage situations in addition to 144 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.2% of 219 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 12th in baseball with a save rate of 67.3%, and they have sent 406 relievers to the hill for the year.
Out of their 11,256 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (9th in MLB). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 159 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (1st in baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 1,510 assists, 58 errors and are sitting with 3,752 putouts this year.
During his career, Mikolas has allowed 673 base hits while tallying 518 strikeouts in 702 innings pitched. He has surrendered 292 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.157 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.73 and he has gone up against 2,886 opposing batters in his career. Mikolas (44-38 career win-loss record) has a 3.74 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+260)
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