San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
The St. Louis Cardinals (17-13) will try to beat the San Francisco Giants (19-12) at Busch Stadium on Friday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Logan Webb and Steven Matz.
As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which is 2nd in the league. They have racked up 155 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .327. The Giants have recorded 39 doubles as a unit and have knocked 32 balls out of the stadium. They have 145 runs batted in and 252 hits for the season, and their team batting average sits at .246. San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .381 and have been called out on strikes 252 times, while taking a walk on 117 occasions.
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The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 3.42 this season (9th in the league), and the staff has rung up 284 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 84 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 2.85 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.38 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Giants pitchers have relinquished 17 home runs and 115 total runs (8th in the league).
The Giants have dispatched 125 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 39 runners for the season and 28.2% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 8 saves so far this year and have not converted 3 of 11 save opportunities. The Giants relief pitchers have a save rate of 72.7% and has entered the game in 27 save situations. The relievers have 16 holds so far this year (16th in baseball). Giants pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 28 times as well as having 30 appearances in high leverage situations.
The San Francisco Giants have a total of 829 putouts this season, as well as 284 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which puts them in 14th in professional baseball, and have 27 double plays. The Giants have converted 66.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,487 innings on the field, which has them sitting 28th in the majors.
Webb (20-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.19 and he has gone up against 1,166 batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 274 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 82 free passes. His ERA is 3.92 (121 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.282. Webb has taken the hill for 277 innings and has tallied 268 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Cardinals have a SLG% of .378 and they are recording 4.47 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have hit 51 doubles, while getting a free base 97 times as well as scoring 134 runs. St. Louis has a total of 26 home runs this year and 129 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 226 occasions (27th in the league) and have notched a total of 241 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have a team OBP of .314 in addition to a batting average of .241 for the season.
The St. Louis pitching staff have given up 103 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.42 (100 earned runs allowed). They have yielded 25 long balls and they relinquish 3.52 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.224 in addition to having a FIP of 3.87 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.48 (221 strikeouts against 89 bases on balls). They are sitting at 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 233.
With 21 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 13 holds and also 1 blown save. St. Louis has had relief pitchers take the mound in 8 save chances and they have converted 7 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 31 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.4% out of their 46 inherited base runners. They are ranked 1st in the league with a save percentage of 87.5%, and they have dispatched 95 relievers to the hill on the year.
In 2,367 innings played, the Cardinals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (15th in MLB). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 32 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (11th in the majors). The Cardinals have accrued 333 assists, 15 errors and have accounted for 789 putouts on the season.
Matz (48-50 mark in his career) has a 4.33 ERA and has given up 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.14 and he has gone up against 3,247 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 364 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.333 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. In his MLB career, Matz has conceded 777 base knocks and he has 726 punch outs in 756 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco
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