St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 4/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: LoanDepot Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
LoanDepot Park is the site where the Miami Marlins (4-6) will attempt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals (6-3) on Thursday.
The Cardinals have accrued 18 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 12 balls out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .438 and have been rung up 60 times, while taking a walk on 34 occasions. As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have recorded 47 runs batted in and 75 hits this year, and their team batting average is .251. They have earned 48 runs scored and hold an OBP of .333.
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The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.30 on the year (8th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 78 hitters. They have walked 25 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.25 as a team for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. Cardinals pitchers have given up 7 home runs and 30 total runs (3rd in the league).
The Cardinals bullpen have recorded a save rate of 100.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 9 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 13 runners over the course of the season with 23.1% of those players ended up scoring. Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 10 times as well as having 3 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 29 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 7 holds so far this year (15th in the league). They have recorded 2 saves this season and have blown 0 out of their 2 save chances.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a tally of 237 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 79 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which is 12th in pro baseball, and they have turned 7 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 68.5% of balls in play into outs in their 711 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 26th in pro baseball.
Hicks has thrown 120 innings and has accumulated 116 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.52 (47 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.238. He has surrendered 81 hits (6.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 68 free passes. Hicks (6-6 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.59 while he has gone up against 507 batters in the majors.
The Miami Marlins have accumulated a team OBP of .319 and a team batting average of .239 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 89 occasions (20th in MLB) and have earned a total of 79 hits. Miami has hit 9 home runs on the campaign to go along with 38 runs batted in. The Marlins hold a team SLG% of .390 and they average 4.00 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have hit 13 two-baggers, while getting a free base 35 times and scoring 40 runs.
The Marlins hold a team WHIP of 1.227 in addition to having a FIP of 3.78 as a squad this year. They sit at 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 74. The Miami pitching staff have given up 42 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.78 (37 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 (85 strikeouts vs 34 bases on balls). They have conceded 9 dingers and they relinquish 4.30 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB).
Sitting with 8 save situations, the Marlins have accumulated 5 holds and 1 blown save. Miami has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 3 save chances and they have walked away with 2 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 10 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on. Miami relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.0% out of 10 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 19th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 40 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
Out of their 792 innings played, the Marlins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (17th in pro baseball). The Miami Marlins have turned 10 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (23rd in pro baseball). The Marlins have accrued 87 assists, 7 errors and are sitting with 264 putouts this season.
So far in his MLB career, Lopez has allowed 313 base hits while earning 323 K's in 340 innings. He has given up a total of 149 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.190 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.51 and he has gone up against 1,414 batters so far in his MLB career. Lopez (19-21 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.94 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis
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