St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Atlanta Braves (47-34) will go up against the St. Louis Cardinals (44-38) at Truist Park on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers are Miles Mikolas and Max Fried.
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.7 runs/g, which ranks them 8th in baseball. They have earned a total of 386 runs scored while having a team OBP of .320. The Cardinals have tallied 140 doubles as a unit and have hit 90 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 368 runs batted in as well as 706 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is at .253. St. Louis is slugging .409 and have struck out 635 times, while taking a walk on 253 occasions.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team earned run average of 3.83 this year (11th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 595 batters. They have walked 262 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.11 as a team over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 79 home runs and also 324 runs in total (10th in the league).
Cardinals pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 79 times and also have had 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 35 holds so far this year (25th in the league). The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.3% and has come into the game in 63 save situations. They have compiled 18 saves on the year and have blown 10 of their 28 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 122 base runners for the year with 32.8% of them earned a run for their team. The Cardinals have sent 241 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have 2,150 putouts thus far, as well as 852 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .989 which has them sitting 3rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 87 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 6,450 innings on the diamond, ranking them 9th in MLB.
Mikolas has taken the mound for 620 innings and has accounted for 462 punch outs during his career. Mikolas (38-33 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.91 and he has gone up against 2,562 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.65 (252 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.165. He has allowed 596 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 127 free passes.
The Braves hold a team slugging % of .441 and they tally 4.74 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have 153 doubles, while walking 239 times as well as scoring 384 runs. Atlanta has 122 HRs on the campaign and 366 RBIs. They have been rung up on 755 occasions (2nd in the league) and are sitting with 684 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .248 over the course of the season.
The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 332 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.72 (299 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 68 homers and they concede 4.13 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.236 in addition to having a FIP of 3.42 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.96 (781 strikeouts vs 264 bases on balls). They rank 11th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 630.
Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 45 save chances and they have come away with 28 saves. They are ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have sent 257 relievers onto the diamond so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 93 times in high leverage situations and also on 73 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score rate of 37.3% out of 110 inherited runners. With 100 save situations, the Braves have earned 53 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 58 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in MLB). The Braves have recorded 692 assists, 36 errors and are sitting with 2,143 putouts so far this year. In 6,429 innings played, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Fried has allowed 499 base knocks while he has tallied 543 strikeouts in 548 frames. He has allowed 196 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.193 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.50 and he has gone up against 2,258 hitters during his pro baseball career. Fried (48-20 career record) has a 3.22 ERA and has surrendered 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis
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