Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 10/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
The Philadelphia Phillies (87-75) are headed to Busch Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (93-69) in Game 2 of their Wild Card series. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Aaron Nola and Jordan Montgomery.
Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of .422 and have struck out 1,363 times, while taking a walk on 478 occasions. They have earned 719 runs batted in in addition to 1,392 hits for the year, and their team batting average is .253. The Phillies have accrued 255 doubles as a squad and have hit 205 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 747 runs scored and hold an OBP of .317. As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are earning 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in baseball.
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Phillies pitchers have given up 150 long balls in addition to 685 total runs (15th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 463 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.60 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Phillies have an earned run average of 3.97 on the campaign (18th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,423 batters.
Phillies bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 130 times in addition to having 149 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 88 holds so far this season (13th in the league). The Phillies relievers have a save percentage of 70.0% and stepped onto the hill in 149 save situations. They have 42 saves this season and have blown 18 of their 60 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 197 base runners this season and 32.5% of those runners crossed home plate. The Phillies have dispatched 516 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have a tally of 4,285 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,416 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which has them ranked 4th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 129 double plays. The Phillies have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,855 innings on the field, ranking them 25th in professional baseball.
Nola has thrown 1,228 frames and has accounted for 1,380 K's in his MLB career. Nola (78-62 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.28 while he has gone up against 5,022 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.60 (492 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.125. He has conceded 1,056 base knocks (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 326 walks.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned a team on-base percentage of .325 and a team batting average of .252 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,226 occasions (26th in the league) and have tallied 1,386 base hits. St. Louis is sitting with 197 long balls so far this year and 739 runs batted in. The Cardinals have a team slugging percentage of .420 and they average 4.77 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have put up 290 doubles, while taking a walk 537 times and earning 772 runs.
The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 637 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.79 (605 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 146 homers and they concede 3.99 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.271 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.94 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.41 (1,177 strikeouts vs 489 walks). They rank 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,335.
With 121 save situations, the Cardinals have accrued 67 holds and 17 blown saves. St. Louis has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 54 save chances and they have walked away with 37 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 158 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.0% out of their 241 inherited base runners. They are ranked 10th in MLB with a save percentage of 68.5%, and they have dispatched 466 relievers to the mound so far this year.
Out of their 12,921 innings on the field, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (11th in baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 181 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in professional baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 1,701 assists, 66 errors and are sitting with 4,307 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Montgomery has given up 529 hits while accumulating 539 strikeouts in 566 innings. He has given up a total of 242 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.215 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.39 and he has faced 2,362 hitters during his pro baseball career. Montgomery (28-23 career mark) has a 3.85 ERA and has conceded 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis
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