Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+160) St. Louis (-190)
Busch Stadium is where the St. Louis Cardinals (2-1) will try to defeat the Kansas City Royals (2-2) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Kansas City at +160 and St. Louis is opening at -190. The betting total comes in at 8. The men taking the mound are Zack Greinke and Adam Wainwright.
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.5 runs per contest, which ranks them 19th in baseball. They have a total of 14 runs scored and have an OBP of .282. The Royals have hit 5 doubles as a team and have hit 1 ball out of the stadium. They have amassed 13 runs batted in as well as 27 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average sits at .209. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .271 and have been called out on strikes 22 times, while drawing a walk on 10 occasions.
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The Royals have a team ERA of 6.81 on the season (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 31 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.21 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.65. Royals pitchers have conceded 3 home runs in addition to 28 runs in total (29th in baseball). They have walked 14 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.78 as a team for the season.
The Royals have sent 19 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 14 runners for the season and 57.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They don't have any saves this season. The Royals relievers have a save percentage of 0.0%. The relief pitchers have racked up 0 holds on the campaign (27th in the league). Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 9 times and also have had 12 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have turned 63.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 333 innings, which has them ranked 29th in MLB. The Kansas City Royals have amassed 111 putouts on the campaign, as well as 37 assists and 0 errors. Their fielding percentage is at 1.000 which has them ranked 3rd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 5 double plays.
Greinke has thrown 3,115 frames and has 2,810 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.41 (1,180 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.159. He has given up 2,897 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 713 free passes. Greinke (219-132 career mark) has a FIP of 3.44 and he has gone up against 12,721 opposing batters in the majors.
St. Louis has 5 home runs so far this season as well as 19 runs batted in. They have recorded 7 doubles, while getting a free base 13 times and racking up 19 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have an on-base percentage of .351 and a batting average of .263 so far this year. The Cardinals have a team slugging percentage of .495 and they are scoring 6.33 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have struck out on 17 instances (29th in baseball) and have earned a total of 25 base knocks.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.444 in addition to having a FIP of 2.66 as a pitching staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.89 (26 strikeouts against 9 walks). They sit at 17th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 30. They have allowed 1 homer and they concede 3.67 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 11 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.67 (11 earned runs given up).
St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 0 save chances. They rank 29th in the league with a save rate of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 11 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relievers have come in 0 times in high leverage situations and on 4 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score rate of 16.7% of 6 inherited runners. Sitting with 3 save situations, the Cardinals have accrued 3 holds and also 0 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 5 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in professional baseball). The Cardinals have racked up 31 assists, 2 errors and have notched a total of 81 putouts for the year. In 243 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 62.1% (30th in baseball).
Wainwright (185-105 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.34 ERA and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.14 and he has faced 9,850 opposing batters so far in his career. He has conceded 885 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.209 and a FIP of 3.4. So far in his MLB career, Wainwright has allowed 2,239 base knocks while he has earned 2,010 strikeouts in 2,381 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+160)
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