St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 4/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: LoanDepot Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-155) Miami (+135)
The Miami Marlins (4-5) will go up against the St. Louis Cardinals (5-3) at LoanDepot Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Cardinals at -155 and the Marlins are at +135. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Adam Wainwright and Jesus Luzardo.
The Cardinals have tallied 16 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 12 baseballs out of the park. St. Louis is slugging .449 and have struck out 54 times, while drawing a walk on 31 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. They have compiled 43 runs batted in in addition to 67 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .253. They have 43 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .336.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team earned run average of 3.60 over the course of the season (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 68 batters. They have walked 23 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.34 as a squad on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.96 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 6 home runs and also 29 total runs (5th in baseball).
The Cardinals have sent 26 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 11 base runners on the year with 27.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 2 saves on the year and have not converted 0 of their 2 save chances. The Cardinals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 9 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 7 holds this year (10th in MLB). Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 8 times as well as having 3 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated 210 putouts so far this season, in addition to 68 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which is 15th in the majors, and they have turned 7 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 630 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB.
Wainwright has pitched in 2,386 frames and has earned 2,017 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.35 (889 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.211. He has given up 2,247 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 643 walks. Wainwright (185-106 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.42 while he has faced 9,873 hitters in the majors.
The Miami Marlins have accounted for an OBP of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .239 for the season. They have been rung up on 79 occasions (17th in the league) and have earned a total of 71 hits. Miami has accounted for 8 long balls on the year as well as 37 RBIs. The Marlins have a slugging percentage of .394 and they are earning 4.33 runs per game (14th in baseball). They have tallied 12 doubles, while walking 33 times as well as scoring 39 runs.
The Marlins hold a team WHIP of 1.228 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.91 as a unit so far this year. They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 66. The Miami pitching staff have relinquished 37 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.76 (33 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.55 (79 strikeouts vs 31 bases on balls). They have surrendered 9 dingers and they concede 4.22 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Miami bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.5% out of their 8 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations and on 7 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 8 save situations, the Marlins have amassed 5 holds and 1 blown save. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 36 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Miami has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 3 save chances and they have walked away with 2 saves.
In 711 innings on the diamond, the Marlins have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (14th in the majors). The Miami Marlins have turned 8 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in baseball). The Marlins have accrued 75 assists, 5 errors and have earned 237 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Luzardo has given up 171 base hits and he has 185 strikeouts in 171 frames. Luzardo (9-11 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.25 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up 100 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.401 and a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.68 and he has faced 749 opposing batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+135)
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