Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 7/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+125) St. Louis (-145)
Busch Stadium is the site where the St. Louis Cardinals (44-40) will attempt to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies (43-39) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has Philadelphia at +125 while St. Louis opens at -145. The total comes in at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Kyle Gibson and Adam Wainwright.
Philadelphia has a slugging rate of .420 and have struck out 693 times, while taking a walk on 269 occasions. They have 379 RBI's as well as 692 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is sitting at .248. The Phillies have earned 131 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 108 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 398 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league.
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Phillies pitchers have relinquished 78 long balls and also 343 total runs (15th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 247 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.69 as a squad on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.94 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.23. The Phillies have a team earned run average of 3.81 for the year (11th in the league), and their staff has rung up 727 batters.
The Phillies bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 72 save situations. The relievers have inherited 127 runners on the campaign with 34.6% of them crossed home plate. Phillies pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 85 times and also have had 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have sent 271 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have notched 44 holds over the course of the season (16th in MLB). They have tallied 18 saves for the season and have blown 9 of their 27 chances to save the game.
The Phillies have converted 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,570 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 18th in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have a total of 2,190 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 725 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which ranks 11th in baseball, and have earned 62 double plays.
Gibson (83-86 career record) holds a FIP of 4.31 while he has faced 6,108 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,458 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 511 free passes. His ERA is 4.48 (707 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.386. Gibson has thrown 1,420 innings and has earned 1,128 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a team batting average of .252 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 649 instances (22nd in MLB) and have a total of 722 hits. St. Louis has a total of 90 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 369 runs batted in. The Cardinals have a SLG% of .406 and they are scoring 4.61 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have tallied 142 two-baggers, while taking a walk 259 times and putting up 387 runs.
The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 334 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.87 (318 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 83 long balls and they relinquish 4.06 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.281 in addition to having a FIP of 4.13 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.31 (609 strikeouts vs 264 walks). They are currently ranked 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 684.
St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.5% out of their 123 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 61 times in high leverage situations in addition to 80 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 63 save situations, the Cardinals have tallied 35 holds and also 10 blown saves. They sit at 14th in MLB with a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 246 relievers onto the field this season. St. Louis has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 28 save opportunities and they have tallied 18 saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 90 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .989 (3rd in pro baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 876 assists, 35 errors and have earned 2,222 putouts on the season. In 6,666 innings on the field, the Cardinals have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (11th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Wainwright has given up 2,330 hits while he has tallied 2,085 K's in 2,472 frames. Wainwright (190-111 career record) has earned a 3.35 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 920 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.213 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and he has faced 10,228 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+125)
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