St. Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 6/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-120) Boston (+100)
The St. Louis Cardinals (37-29) are en route to Fenway Park on Sunday where they will take on the Boston Red Sox (35-30). The moneyline on this contest has St. Louis at -120 while Boston is sitting at +100. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Andre Pallante and Nick Pivetta.
The Cardinals have compiled 112 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 67 balls out of the stadium. St. Louis is slugging .401 and have struck out 483 times, while being walked on 209 occasions. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have recorded 300 runs batted in and 576 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate is at .255. They have accounted for 316 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .323.
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Cardinals pitchers have given up 64 home runs and 262 total runs (8th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 208 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.14 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.31 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.28. The Cardinals have an ERA of 3.81 on the season (10th in baseball), and they have rung up 480 batters.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 72.7% and has entered the game in 51 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 98 base runners this year and 33.7% of them crossed home plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 65 times and also have had 47 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 197 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have a total of 29 holds for the year (23rd in MLB). They have earned 16 saves so far this year and have missed out on 6 of 22 chances to get a save.
The Cardinals have converted 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,271 innings, which has them sitting at 10th in pro baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have amassed 1,757 putouts this year, as well as 685 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which is 4th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 68 double plays.
Pallante has pitched in 37 innings and has accounted for 25 K's during his career. Pallante (2-1 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.87 while he has faced 157 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 1.46 (6 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.405. He has conceded 35 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 17 walks.
The Boston Red Sox have an OBP of .320 as well as a team batting average of .259 on the season. They have struck out on 517 instances (20th in the league) and have earned a total of 582 hits. Boston has tallied 62 home runs on the campaign to go along with 299 runs batted in. The Red Sox have a team slugging percentage of .415 and they score 4.75 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have tallied 155 doubles, while taking a walk 185 times as well as putting up 309 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 255 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.55 (229 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 70 homers and they surrender 3.95 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.163 in addition to having a FIP of 3.91 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.97 (552 strikeouts against 186 walks). They are sitting at 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 490.
Boston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 27 save opportunities and they have come away with 13 saves. They are currently ranked 30th in the league with a save rate of 48.1%, and they have dispatched 241 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 84 times in high leverage situations and on 77 occasions with base runners. Boston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.7% of 110 inherited base runners. With 69 save situations, the Red Sox have accumulated 42 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The Boston Red Sox have turned 52 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (12th in baseball). The Red Sox have recorded 555 assists, 32 errors and are sitting with 1,744 putouts this year. In their 5,232 innings on the diamond, the Red Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (5th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Pivetta has conceded 621 base hits while accumulating 681 punch outs in 636 innings pitched. Pivetta (36-43 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.97 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 351 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.358 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and he has faced 2,732 opposing batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (+100)
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