St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 6/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+100) Milwaukee (-120)
American Family Field is where the Milwaukee Brewers (38-30) will attempt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals (38-30) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Cardinals at +100 and the Brewers open at -120. The total is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty and Aaron Ashby.
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in MLB. They have earned 331 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .325. The Cardinals have hit 117 doubles as a unit and have hit 71 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 315 runs batted in as well as 597 base knocks this year, while their batting average is sitting at .256. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .405 and have been rung up 507 times, while taking a walk on 220 occasions.
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The Cardinals have an earned run average of 3.83 for the year (11th in the league), and their staff has rung up 495 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.28 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 66 long balls and also 270 total runs (9th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 217 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.14 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Cardinals bullpen have a save percentage of 72.7% and has entered the game in 51 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 102 base runners this season with 32.4% of them ended up scoring. Cardinals pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 67 times in addition to having 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have sent 201 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have notched 29 holds this season (24th in MLB). They have earned 16 saves this season and have blown 6 of their 22 save opportunities.
The St. Louis Cardinals are sitting with 1,808 putouts on the year, in addition to 709 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .989 which is 4th in baseball, and have a total of 70 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 70.7% of balls in play into outs in their 5,424 innings, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball.
Flaherty (32-24 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.84 and he has gone up against 1,988 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 359 hits (6.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 168 free passes. His ERA is 3.36 (183 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.075. Flaherty has taken the mound for 490 innings and has racked up 570 strikeouts during his career.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a team OBP of .309 as well as a team batting average of .233 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 605 instances (5th in baseball) and have tallied 529 hits. Milwaukee has hit 88 home runs this season to go along with 291 RBIs. The Brewers have a slugging percentage of .400 and they score 4.40 runs per game (15th in the league). They have recorded 95 doubles, while walking 224 times and putting up 299 runs.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have given up 283 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.69 (246 earned runs conceded). They have given up 70 homers and they concede 4.24 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.246 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a team for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.91 (631 strikeouts vs 217 walks). They sit at 12th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 531.
Milwaukee relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.0% out of their 80 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 80 times in high leverage situations in addition to 48 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 81 save situations, the Brewers have 47 holds and 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 76.5%, and they have dispatched 217 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Milwaukee has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 34 save opportunities and they have walked away with 26 saves.
In 5,403 innings played, the Brewers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (17th in MLB). The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten 45 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in baseball). The Brewers have racked up 604 assists, 41 errors and have 1,801 putouts over the course of the season.
During his MLB career, Ashby has conceded 79 base knocks while accumulating 106 strikeouts in 86 innings pitched. Ashby (4-7 career mark) has earned a 4.36 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 42 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.350 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.79 and he has gone up against 377 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-120)
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