St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 4/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-160) Cincinnati (+140)
The Cincinnati Reds (2-11) are welcoming the St. Louis Cardinals (7-3) at Great American Ball Park on Friday. The moneyline on this game has St. Louis at -160 while Cincinnati is sitting at +140. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Steven Matz and Hunter Greene.
As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 5.0 runs per contest, which is 5th in the league. They have accumulated 50 runs and have an OBP of .323. The Cardinals have accumulated 18 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 13 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 49 runs batted in as well as 80 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .242. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .421 and have been called out on strikes 68 times, while drawing a walk on 36 occasions.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team ERA of 2.97 on the campaign (7th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 89 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.30 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.19. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 7 long balls and also 30 runs (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 27 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.11 as a squad on the year.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 10 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 14 runners on the campaign and 21.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. Cardinals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 11 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 32 relievers to the hill for the year. The relievers have accumulated 7 holds this year (16th in the league). They have earned 3 saves so far this year and have missed out on 0 of their 3 save chances.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned a total of 264 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 93 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 15th in baseball, and have accumulated 7 double plays. The Cardinals have transformed 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 792 innings, which ranks them 22nd in professional baseball.
Matz has taken the hill for 739 frames and has totaled 707 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 4.27 (351 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.325. He has allowed 755 base hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 224 free passes. Matz (46-49 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.32 and he has faced 3,167 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Cincinnati Reds have an OBP of .247 in addition to a batting average of .177 for the year. They have struck out on 129 occasions (1st in MLB) and have earned 73 base knocks. Cincinnati has compiled 9 home runs this year to go along with 36 runs batted in. The Reds hold a team SLG% of .277 and they earn 2.85 runs per game (28th in baseball). They have hit 14 two-baggers, while walking 33 times and earning 37 runs.
The Reds have a WHIP of 1.574 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.75 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.85 (109 strikeouts against 59 walks). They rank 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 111. They have yielded 15 homers and they allow 6.17 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Cincinnati pitching staff have surrendered 74 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 5.92 (71 earned runs surrendered).
Cincinnati has had relief pitchers take the mound in 2 save chances and they have tallied 2 saves. They rank 2nd in the league holding a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have sent 50 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 6 times in high leverage situations in addition to 12 occasions with base runners. Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.0% out of their 20 inherited base runners. With 4 save situations, the Reds have earned 2 holds in addition to 0 blown saves.
In 972 innings played, the Reds hold a defensive efficiency of 67.4% (27th in MLB). The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 8 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .995 (3rd in the majors). The Reds have recorded 95 assists, 2 errors and have notched a total of 324 putouts for the season.
In his career, Greene has surrendered 9 base knocks while tallying 13 K's in 10 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 5 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.065 and a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 6.50 and he has gone up against 42 hitters in his career. Greene (1-1 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.35 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+140)
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