New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 4/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-105) St. Louis (-115)
Busch Stadium is where the St. Louis Cardinals (9-5) will take on the New York Mets (12-5) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has New York at -105 while St. Louis is sitting at -115. The total comes in at 7. The pitchers taking the mound are Chris Bassitt and Jordan Hicks.
New York is slugging .393 and have struck out 129 times, while drawing a walk on 64 occasions. They have accrued 76 RBI's and 146 hits for the year, and their team batting average sits at .256. The Mets have accumulated 24 doubles as a team and have hit 16 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 81 runs scored and hold an OBP of .343. As a team, the New York Mets are putting up 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in the league.
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Mets pitchers have conceded 13 home runs in addition to 49 runs in total (5th in the league). They have walked 45 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 2.93 as a team for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.78 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.01. The Mets have a team earned run average of 2.78 so far this year (4th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 170 batters.
Mets relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 15 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 11 holds this year (9th in the league). The Mets relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 17 save situations. They have accumulated 3 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 3 out of their 6 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 14 runners for the season with 42.9% of those players ended up scoring. The Mets have sent 56 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Mets have turned 73.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,368 innings, which has them sitting 3rd in MLB. The New York Mets have earned a total of 456 putouts this year, as well as 140 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .993 which has them ranked 4th in MLB, and have 10 double plays.
Bassitt has taken the mound for 573 innings and has totaled 524 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Bassitt (33-26 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.84 while he has faced 2,415 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.45 (220 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.205. He has allowed 508 base hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 183 walks.
The Cardinals hold a team SLG% of .376 and they score 4.29 runs per game (11th in the league). They have 23 doubles, while walking 48 times as well as earning 60 runs. St. Louis has a total of 13 long balls this year as well as 58 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 107 instances (29th in baseball) and have earned a total of 112 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .239 on the season.
The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.205 and have a FIP of 3.31 as a squad so far this season. They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 105. The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 41 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 2.88 (39 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.74 (115 strikeouts vs 42 walks). They have conceded 9 dingers and they concede 3.02 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
St. Louis has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 4 save chances and they have tallied 4 saves. They are ranked 3rd in baseball holding a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 44 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relievers have taken the field 7 times in high leverage situations in addition to 15 occasions with runners on. St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 15.8% out of their 19 inherited runners. With 14 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 10 holds in addition to 0 blown saves.
In 1,098 innings on the field, the Cardinals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (19th in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 15 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (9th in MLB). The Cardinals have racked up 145 assists, 6 errors and have earned a total of 366 putouts over the course of the season.
In his pro baseball career, Hicks has allowed 83 hits while totaling 119 K's in 123 frames. He has conceded a total of 48 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.241 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.70 and he has faced 519 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Hicks (6-7 career mark) holds a 3.50 earned run average while surrendering 6.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-105)
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