Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 7/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-145) St. Louis (+125)
Busch Stadium is where the St. Louis Cardinals (48-42) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (56-30) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Dodgers at -145 and the Cardinals open at +125. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Tyler Anderson and Dakota Hudson.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 2nd in MLB. They have racked up 435 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .331. The Dodgers have accounted for 163 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 111 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 410 RBI's in addition to 738 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is at .254. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .434 and have struck out 723 times, while drawing a walk on 330 occasions.
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Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 81 long balls in addition to 285 total runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 213 batters and their FIP sits at 3.47 as a team for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.60 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.08. The Dodgers have an ERA of 3.01 this season (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 766 batters.
Dodgers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 59 times in addition to having 71 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 61 holds on the season (1st in the league). The Dodgers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 73.5% and stepped onto the hill in 96 save situations. They have accumulated 25 saves on the season and have blown 9 of their 34 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 81 base runners so far this year and 28.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Dodgers have dispatched 298 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 2,275 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 728 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which puts them in 7th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 70 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 72.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,825 innings, which has them ranked 3rd in professional baseball.
Anderson has taken the mound for 715 frames and has racked up 619 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.43 (352 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.278. He has surrendered 712 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 202 free passes. Anderson (38-39 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.30 and he has gone up against 3,011 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The St. Louis Cardinals have an OBP of .318 in addition to a batting average of .251 for the year. They have been rung up on 699 instances (22nd in the league) and have earned 768 base knocks. St. Louis has knocked in 95 HRs so far this year to go along with 388 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a slugging percentage of .402 and they score 4.52 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have hit 151 two-baggers, while getting a free base 276 times and putting up 407 runs.
The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 349 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.74 (331 earned runs allowed). They have yielded 90 homers and they concede 3.94 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.271 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.32 (653 strikeouts against 281 walks). They come in at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 731.
St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 32 save opportunities and they have come away with 21 saves. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save percentage of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 266 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 73 times in high leverage situations and also on 87 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score rate of 31.1% of 132 inherited base runners. With 71 save situations, the Cardinals have recorded 39 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 98 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (3rd in baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 934 assists, 35 errors and have earned a total of 2,363 putouts over the course of the season. In 7,089 innings on the field, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (8th in MLB).
Hudson (30-15 career record) holds a 3.37 ERA while allowing 7.8 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.50 and he has gone up against 1,435 batters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 127 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.337 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. So far in his MLB career, Hudson has given up 293 hits while accumulating 242 punch outs in 339 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-145)
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