St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 4/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-165) Cincinnati (+145)
Great American Ball Park is where the Cincinnati Reds (2-12) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (8-4) on Sunday. The odds on this game have St. Louis at -165 while Cincinnati is priced at +145. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Adam Wainwright and Nick Lodolo.
St. Louis is slugging .387 and have struck out 88 times, while drawing a walk on 42 occasions. They have 52 runs batted in as well as 95 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average comes in at .239. The Cardinals have hit 18 doubles as a unit and have hit 13 balls out of the park. They have 54 runs scored while having a team OBP of .318. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which is 7th in the league.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team ERA of 3.00 this year (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 104 hitters. They have walked 34 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.26 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 9 home runs and 37 runs in total (3rd in MLB).
The Cardinals have sent 40 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 16 base runners over the course of the season with 18.8% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 4 saves so far this season and have blown 0 out of their 4 save opportunities. The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has come into the game in 14 save situations. The relievers have racked up 10 holds over the course of the season (9th in the league). Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 13 times in addition to having 7 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 945 innings, which has them ranked 22nd in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 315 putouts on the year, as well as 117 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which has them sitting 14th in baseball, and have accumulated 11 double plays.
Wainwright has pitched in 2,391 frames and has totaled 2,023 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.35 (890 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.211. He has surrendered 2,252 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 645 walks. Wainwright (186-106 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.43 and he has faced 9,897 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cincinnati Reds have accumulated an OBP of .255 and a team batting average of .184 for the season. They have struck out on 139 instances (2nd in the league) and have totaled 82 hits. Cincinnati has 9 home runs on the year as well as 38 RBIs. The Reds have a slugging percentage of .278 and they are earning 2.79 runs per game (28th in baseball). They have hit 15 doubles, while taking a walk 36 times as well as scoring 39 runs.
The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.590 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.64 as a staff so far this season. They come in at 28th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 121. The Cincinnati pitching staff have relinquished 78 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.77 (75 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.78 (116 strikeouts against 65 walks). They have yielded 15 HR's and they allow 6.00 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Cincinnati has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 2 save chances and they have converted 2 saves. They are ranked 2nd in the league with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 55 relievers to the hill on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 7 times in high leverage situations and on 13 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.1% out of 23 inherited base runners. With 4 save situations, the Reds have earned 2 holds in addition to 0 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 9 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .993 (3rd in baseball). The Reds have recorded 99 assists, 3 errors and have a tally of 351 putouts over the course of the season. In 1,053 innings played, the Reds have a defensive efficiency of 67.0% (26th in baseball).
So far in his career, Lodolo has conceded 13 base knocks while he has earned 12 K's in 9 innings pitched. Lodolo (0-2 career win-loss record) has earned a 8.00 earned run average and has allowed 13.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 8 ER's while earning a WHIP of 2.000 and having a FIP of 7.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and he has gone up against 47 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+145)
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