New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-115) St. Louis (-105)
Busch Stadium is where the St. Louis Cardinals (57-48) will attempt to defeat the New York Yankees (70-36) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Yankees at -115 and the Cardinals are opening at -105. The over/under is 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Domingo German and Jordan Montgomery.
The Yankees have tallied 152 doubles as a squad and have smacked 185 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging percentage of .448 and have been rung up 891 times, while drawing a walk on 421 occasions. As a unit, the New York Yankees are scoring 5.4 runs per outing, which has them at 1st in the league. They have amassed 541 runs batted in as well as 871 hits on the season, while their team batting average is .245. They are sitting with 567 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .331.
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The Yankees have a team earned run average of 3.25 this season (3rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 972 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 276 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.53 as a squad over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.52 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.11. Yankees pitchers have yielded 107 home runs and 361 runs in total (3rd in baseball).
The Yankees relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 70.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 109 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 141 base runners on the campaign and 30.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Yankees pitchers have come into the game with players on base 105 times as well as having 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 325 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 57 holds on the year (13th in the league). They have earned 34 saves so far this year and have blown 14 of 48 save opportunities.
The Yankees have converted 71.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,568 innings, ranking them 3rd in MLB. The New York Yankees have earned 2,856 putouts thus far, as well as 968 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which ranks 5th in professional baseball, and have a total of 65 double plays.
German has thrown 354 innings and has accounted for 381 K's in his pro baseball career. German (25-17 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.57 and he has gone up against 1,504 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.60 (181 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.234. He has surrendered 323 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 114 walks.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for an on-base percentage of .322 and a batting average of .252 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 818 occasions (24th in MLB) and have tallied 899 hits. St. Louis has compiled 120 home runs for the year as well as 467 RBIs. The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .412 and they are scoring 4.65 runs per outing (7th in baseball). They have hit 178 doubles, while taking a walk 336 times and scoring 488 runs.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.255 with a FIP of 4.11 as a squad over the course of the season. They come in at 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 843. The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 409 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.78 (389 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.40 (769 strikeouts vs 321 free passes). They have surrendered 105 long balls and they allow 3.97 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
St. Louis has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 37 save chances and they have recorded 23 saves. They sit at 17th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 308 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 83 times in high leverage situations and also on 103 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.5% out of their 160 inherited base runners. Sitting with 82 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 45 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In 8,349 innings on the field, the Cardinals have a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (6th in MLB). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 116 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in MLB). The Cardinals have 1,096 assists, 42 errors and have amassed 2,783 putouts during this campaign.
During his career, Montgomery has allowed 473 hits while he has accumulated 478 K's in 502 innings pitched. Montgomery (22-20 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.94 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 220 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.231 and having a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 3.27 and he has faced 2,107 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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