St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 6/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-120) Milwaukee (+100)
American Family Field is the site where the Milwaukee Brewers (39-31) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (39-31) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Cardinals at -120 while the Brewers are priced at +100. The over/under is 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Dakota Hudson and Jason Alexander.
St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .403 and have struck out 525 times, while drawing a walk on 224 occasions. They have compiled 321 RBI's as well as 611 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate is at .254. The Cardinals have hit 119 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 73 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 337 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .323. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 6th in baseball.
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Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 68 long balls and 274 runs in total (7th in baseball). They have walked 225 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.17 as a team so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Cardinals have a team earned run average of 3.78 on the campaign (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 505 batters.
The Cardinals relievers have compiled a save rate of 72.7% and stepped onto the hill in 53 save situations. The relievers have inherited 104 base runners this season with 31.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. Cardinals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 69 times and also have had 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 206 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have 31 holds for the season (23rd in the league). They have compiled 16 saves so far this season and have blown 6 of 22 save chances.
The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated 1,859 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 724 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .989 which has them ranked 3rd in baseball, and they have twisted 71 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 71.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,577 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 10th in the majors.
Hudson has taken the mound for 320 innings and has earned 231 punch outs in his career. Hudson (29-13 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.57 while going up against 1,350 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.17 (113 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.314. He has conceded 269 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 152 walks.
The Brewers hold a slugging % of .398 and they are earning 4.33 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have 99 doubles, while taking a walk 232 times and scoring 303 runs. Milwaukee has 90 long balls for the season to go along with 295 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 615 occasions (5th in MLB) and have earned 539 hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have compiled a team on-base percentage of .308 as well as a batting average of .232 so far this season.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have given up 289 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.67 (252 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 72 dingers and they surrender 4.21 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.239 with a FIP of 3.72 as a staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.94 (649 strikeouts vs 221 walks). They are sitting at 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 545.
Milwaukee relievers hold an inherited score rate of 30.0% of 80 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 81 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on base. With 83 save situations, the Brewers have amassed 48 holds and also 8 blown saves. They rank 2nd in the league holding a save percentage of 77.1%, and they have dispatched 222 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 35 save opportunities and they have walked away with 27 saves.
Out of their 5,565 innings on the field, the Brewers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (17th in professional baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 47 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in the majors). The Brewers have accrued 621 assists, 41 errors and have notched a total of 1,855 putouts on the campaign.
Alexander (1-0 career mark) has earned a 2.42 earned run average and has given up 11.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 0.89 and he has gone up against 100 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 6 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.701 and a FIP of 3.6. In his pro baseball career, Alexander has given up 29 base knocks and he has 8 punch outs in 22 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+100)
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