Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+125) St. Louis (-145)
The Milwaukee Brewers (60-51) are headed to Busch Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (62-50). The moneyline on this contest has the Brewers at +125 while the Cardinals are at -145. The total is 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Aaron Ashby and Miles Mikolas.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which is 9th in MLB. They have 510 runs scored and have an OBP of .321. The Brewers have hit 173 two-baggers as a team and have hit 152 balls out of the park. They have recorded 497 RBI's in addition to 893 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .240. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .417 and have struck out 981 times, while drawing a walk on 399 occasions.
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Brewers pitchers have relinquished 126 home runs in addition to 473 runs in total (15th in the league). They have walked 365 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.90 as a squad for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.86 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Brewers have an earned run average of 3.84 on the season (12th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,043 batters.
The Brewers have sent 364 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 127 base runners for the season with 30.7% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 39 saves on the season and have blown 16 out of their 55 save chances. The Brewers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 70.9% and has entered the game in 126 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 71 holds for the year (6th in baseball). Brewers relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 87 times in addition to having 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Brewers have turned 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,874 innings on the diamond, ranking them 15th in pro baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have amassed 2,958 putouts this year, as well as 951 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which ranks 18th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 80 double plays.
Ashby (5-12 career record) has a FIP of 3.86 while he has gone up against 516 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 109 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 53 walks. His earned run average is 4.38 (57 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.385. Ashby has thrown 117 innings and has earned 142 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Cardinals hold a slugging percentage of .417 and they are earning 4.71 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have 195 doubles, while getting a free base 364 times as well as earning 528 runs. St. Louis has recorded 130 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 507 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 865 occasions (25th in the league) and have notched a total of 964 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have an OBP of .325 as well as a batting average of .254 so far this year.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.283 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.40 (827 strikeouts vs 345 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 17th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 923. They have conceded 111 home runs and they relinquish 4.11 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 451 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.93 (431 earned runs allowed).
St. Louis has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 41 save chances and they have recorded 27 saves. They are ranked 14th in MLB holding a save rate of 65.9%, and they have sent 326 relievers to the hill on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 91 times in high leverage situations in addition to 110 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.5% of 171 inherited runners. With 91 save situations, the Cardinals have accumulated 50 holds and also 14 blown saves.
In 8,898 innings on the field, the Cardinals have a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (9th in pro baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 123 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (2nd in pro baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 1,168 assists, 45 errors and have notched a total of 2,966 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Mikolas has surrendered 645 base hits while he has tallied 491 strikeouts in 662 innings. Mikolas (41-36 career mark) is the owner of a 3.78 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 278 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.175 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.69 and he has faced 2,736 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+125)
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