St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-125) Milwaukee (+105)
The St. Louis Cardinals (3-1) are en route to American Family Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Milwaukee Brewers (3-3). The line on this matchup has the Cardinals at -125 and the Brewers are sitting at +105. The total comes in at 9. The starting pitchers will be Steven Matz and Adrian Houser.
As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 6.3 runs/g, which ranks them 2nd in the league. They have 25 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .347. The Cardinals have hit 9 doubles as a squad and have knocked 8 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 25 RBI's in addition to 35 hits for the season, while their batting average sits at .271. St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .527 and have struck out 26 times, while taking a walk on 15 occasions.
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The Cardinals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.00 for the season (16th in baseball), and they have struck out 32 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 4 home runs and 16 runs in total (6th in baseball). They have walked 11 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.56 as a squad on the campaign.
Cardinals pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 4 times and also have had 1 appearance in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 5 holds over the course of the season (10th in MLB). The Cardinals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 6 save situations. They have accumulated 1 save so far this year and have blown 0 out of their 1 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 6 base runners on the year with 16.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Cardinals have sent 15 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Cardinals have transformed 66.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 324 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 27th in pro baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 108 putouts this season, as well as 44 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which puts them in 10th in MLB, and they have turned 6 double plays.
Matz has taken the mound for 733 innings and has tallied 701 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.31 (351 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.331. He has surrendered 752 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) with 224 walks. Matz (45-49 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.34 and he has gone up against 3,147 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Milwaukee has compiled 3 HRs this year to go along with 17 runs batted in. They have put up 13 doubles, while getting a free base 23 times as well as notching 18 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have compiled an on-base percentage of .303 in addition to a batting average of .212 on the season. The Brewers hold a slugging % of .337 and they score 3.00 runs per contest (26th in baseball). They have been rung up on 46 instances (22nd in MLB) and have notched a total of 41 hits.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have conceded 26 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.24 (24 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 3 dingers and they concede 4.59 runs per 9 innings (19th in MLB). The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.412 in addition to having a FIP of 3.66 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.84 (59 strikeouts against 32 walks). They come in at 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 40.
Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.5% out of their 13 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 12 times in high leverage situations and on 7 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 10 save situations, the Brewers have amassed 5 holds and 2 blown saves. They rank 16th in the league holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 22 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have come away with 3 saves.
Out of their 459 innings played, the Brewers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (22nd in baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 4 double plays and have a fielding rate of .980 (25th in pro baseball). The Brewers have racked up 46 assists, 4 errors and have amassed 153 putouts this season.
Houser (17-20 career record) holds a 3.75 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.07 and he has gone up against 1,392 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 137 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.319 and having a FIP of 4.2. So far in his MLB career, Houser has conceded 300 base knocks while he has accumulated 277 strikeouts in 329 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (-125)
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