St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 8/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Monday, August 29, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Cincinnati Reds (50-75) are welcoming the St. Louis Cardinals (73-54) at Great American Ball Park on Monday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Miles Mikolas and Justin Dunn.
As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are recording 4.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 4th in baseball. They have earned a total of 619 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .331. The Cardinals have hit 225 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 154 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 593 RBI's as well as 1,122 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .259. St. Louis has a slugging % of .428 and have struck out 979 times, while drawing a walk on 417 occasions.
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The Cardinals are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.83 so far this year (12th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 928 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 378 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.97 as a team for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.46 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.25. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 117 home runs and 505 runs in total (9th in MLB).
Cardinals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 125 times and also have had 103 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 55 holds for the season (24th in baseball). The Cardinals relief pitchers have a save rate of 65.1% and has come into the game in 98 save situations. They have earned 28 saves for the season and have not converted 15 of 43 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 193 runners for the year with 34.7% of them earned a run for their team. The Cardinals have sent 359 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Cardinals have converted 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,104 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 6th in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 3,368 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,336 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .988 which has them ranked 2nd in MLB, and have 135 double plays.
Mikolas (43-37 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.93 and he has faced 2,818 hitters in the majors. He has given up 657 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 135 walks. His earned run average is 3.73 (284 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.157. Mikolas has taken the hill for 684 innings and is sitting with 504 K's during his MLB career.
Cincinnati has recorded 119 home runs so far this year as well as 512 runs batted in. They have recorded 193 doubles, while getting a free base 345 times and earning 534 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have earned a team OBP of .309 and a team batting average of .241 on the year. The Reds hold a slugging percentage of .380 and they are scoring 4.27 runs per outing (18th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,126 instances (4th in the league) and have recorded 1,004 hits.
The Reds are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.415 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a team so far this year. They have a ranking of 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,088. The Cincinnati pitching staff have surrendered 642 runs this year while having an ERA of 5.00 (608 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.35 (1,088 strikeouts against 462 bases on balls). They have surrendered 168 homers and they relinquish 5.28 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball).
Cincinnati has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 44 save chances and they have come away with 25 saves. They rank 24th in the league holding a save rate of 56.8%, and they have sent 442 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 111 times in high leverage situations and on 129 occasions with base runners. Cincinnati relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.7% out of 196 inherited runners. Sitting with 94 save situations, the Reds have accrued 50 holds and 19 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 79 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in the majors). The Reds have recorded 971 assists, 61 errors and are sitting with 3,287 putouts for the season. In 9,861 innings on the diamond, the Reds have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (26th in baseball).
During his MLB career, Dunn has conceded 89 base hits while he has accumulated 107 K's in 122 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 56 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.377 and a FIP of 5.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.35 and he has gone up against 530 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Dunn (6-6 career record) has earned a 4.13 earned run average while giving up 6.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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