St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+100) Milwaukee (-120)
The St. Louis Cardinals (4-2) are headed to American Family Field on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Milwaukee Brewers (4-4). The line on this contest has the Cardinals at +100 while the Brewers are coming in at -120. The total is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dakota Hudson and Aaron Ashby.
As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are scoring 6.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball. They have earned 36 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .344. The Cardinals have accrued 11 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 11 balls out of the park. They have amassed 36 runs batted in and 54 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .271. St. Louis is slugging .492 and have been rung up 38 times, while drawing a walk on 21 occasions.
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The Cardinals are sitting with a team ERA of 3.74 on the campaign (13th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 51 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 16 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.33 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.19 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.30. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 5 home runs in addition to 22 runs (6th in MLB).
Cardinals pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 6 times as well as having 1 appearance in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 5 holds this year (14th in MLB). The Cardinals relievers have accumulated a save rate of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 6 save situations. They have recorded 1 save this season and have missed out on 0 out of their 1 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 9 runners so far this season and 22.2% of them crossed the plate. The Cardinals have sent 19 relievers to the hill for the year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 159 putouts this year, in addition to 52 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .991 which has them sitting 4th in baseball, and have accumulated 6 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 477 innings, which ranks them 26th in professional baseball.
Hudson (24-10 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.70 and he has faced 1,077 opposing batters in the majors. He has given up 215 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 120 free passes. His earned run average is 3.19 (90 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.321. Hudson has thrown 253 innings and has 196 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an OBP of .300 and a team batting average of .216 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 65 occasions (16th in MLB) and have earned 56 base hits. Milwaukee has compiled 4 home runs for the year to go along with 23 runs batted in. The Brewers hold a team slugging percentage of .336 and they tally 3.00 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have recorded 15 two-baggers, while getting a free base 28 times and racking up 24 runs.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have conceded 37 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.57 (35 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 6 HR's and they surrender 4.83 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.406 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.87 (71 strikeouts vs 38 bases on balls). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 59.
Milwaukee relievers hold an inherited score rate of 35.7% out of their 14 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 12 times in high leverage situations and also on 8 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 10 save situations, the Brewers have amassed 5 holds and 2 blown saves. They rank 21st in MLB with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 28 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have recorded 3 saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 5 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (27th in the majors). The Brewers have accrued 64 assists, 6 errors and are sitting with 207 putouts this season. Out of their 621 innings played, the Brewers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (20th in pro baseball).
Ashby (3-3 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.17 earned run average while conceding 7.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.93 and he has faced 155 hitters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 17 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and a FIP of 3.5. During his MLB career, Ashby has surrendered 30 hits while tallying 44 punch outs in 36 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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