San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-130) St. Louis (+110)
The St. Louis Cardinals (18-15) will go up against the San Francisco Giants (20-13) at Busch Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has San Francisco at -130 and St. Louis is sitting at +110. The total is 7. The starting pitchers will be Carlos Rodon and Adam Wainwright.
The Giants have accumulated 41 doubles as a unit and have knocked 33 baseballs out of the stadium. San Francisco is slugging .381 and have struck out 260 times, while being walked on 124 occasions. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are earning 5.1 runs per game, which is 2nd in baseball. They have amassed 153 runs batted in in addition to 260 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is .246. They have notched a total of 163 runs scored while having a team OBP of .329.
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The Giants have an ERA of 3.38 on the season (6th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 285 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Giants pitchers have allowed 18 home runs and 117 runs in total (6th in baseball). They have walked 87 opposing players and their FIP sits at 2.95 as a unit on the year.
The Giants bullpen have earned a save rate of 72.7% and stepped onto the hill in 28 save situations. The relievers have inherited 39 runners for the season and 28.2% of them ended up scoring. Giants relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 28 times as well as having 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 128 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have tallied 17 holds this season (17th in the league). They have earned 8 saves so far this season and have blown 3 of their 11 chances to get a save.
The San Francisco Giants are sitting with 856 putouts this year, as well as 295 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which is 13th in the majors, and have a total of 29 double plays. The Giants have turned 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,568 innings on the field, which ranks them 28th in MLB.
Rodon (46-39 career mark) has a FIP of 3.80 while facing 2,992 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 620 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) with 279 walks. His earned run average is 3.69 (289 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.276. Rodon has taken the mound for 704 innings and has totaled 763 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
St. Louis has recorded 28 home runs so far this year as well as 133 RBIs. They have 54 doubles, while getting a free base 103 times as well as notching 138 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have tallied an on-base percentage of .313 as well as a team batting average of .239 this year. The Cardinals have a slugging percentage of .376 and they score 4.31 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have been rung up on 236 instances (28th in MLB) and have recorded 253 base hits.
The St. Louis pitching staff have yielded 114 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.56 (111 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 28 homers and they relinquish 3.65 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.228 in addition to having a FIP of 3.97 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.46 (236 strikeouts vs 96 bases on balls). They rank 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 249.
Sitting with 21 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 13 holds and also 1 blown save. St. Louis has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 8 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 34 occasions with base runners. St. Louis bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of 51 inherited runners. They rank 1st in MLB holding a save rate of 87.5%, and they have dispatched 103 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
In 2,529 innings played, the Cardinals have a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (13th in MLB). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 34 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (9th in pro baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 351 assists, 15 errors and are sitting with 843 putouts this season.
So far in his career, Wainwright has surrendered 2,265 hits while accumulating 2,032 strikeouts in 2,409 frames. Wainwright (187-108 record in his career) holds a 3.35 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 897 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.211 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 9,969 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (-130)
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