St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 9/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+100) San Diego (-120)
The San Diego Padres (81-66) are hosting the St. Louis Cardinals (87-61) at Petco Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Cardinals at +100 and the Padres are priced at -120. The total comes in at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Adam Wainwright and Mike Clevinger.
The Cardinals have accumulated 261 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 183 balls out of the stadium. St. Louis is slugging .424 and have been rung up 1,116 times, while drawing a walk on 491 occasions. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.8 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in MLB. They have accounted for 685 runs batted in in addition to 1,277 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is .254. They have notched a total of 713 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .327.
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The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.78 so far this season (9th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,075 hitters. They have walked 438 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.95 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.45 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 136 long balls and 584 total runs (9th in baseball).
Cardinals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 148 times and also have had 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 62 holds so far this year (25th in baseball). The Cardinals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 68.6% and has entered the game in 113 save situations. They have compiled 35 saves on the year and have blown 16 of 51 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 223 base runners so far this season and 34.5% of those players crossed home plate. The Cardinals have sent 424 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Cardinals have turned 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,841 innings, which ranks them 9th in professional baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have a tally of 3,947 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,581 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which is 1st in pro baseball, and have a total of 164 double plays.
Wainwright has thrown 2,553 innings and has 2,141 punch outs during his career. Wainwright (195-114 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.43 while he has gone up against 10,566 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.35 (950 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.212. He has allowed 2,408 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 688 walks.
The San Diego Padres have earned an OBP of .318 and a team batting average of .240 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,192 occasions (20th in baseball) and have tallied 1,191 base hits. San Diego has recorded 140 home runs this year as well as 622 RBIs. The Padres hold a team slugging percentage of .382 and they average 4.37 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have put up 250 two-baggers, while getting a free base 523 times as well as notching 643 runs.
The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 612 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.90 (566 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 160 dingers and they surrender 4.22 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.209 and have a FIP of 3.83 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.15 (1,311 strikeouts vs 416 free passes). They sit at 11th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,163.
With 130 save situations, the Padres have earned 63 holds and also 18 blown saves. San Diego has had relief pitchers take the mound in 63 save chances and they have earned 45 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 146 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on. San Diego relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.4% out of their 183 inherited base runners. They sit at 6th in the league holding a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 432 relievers onto the field so far this year.
The San Diego Padres have turned 109 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (12th in the majors). The Padres have recorded 1,242 assists, 72 errors and have earned a total of 3,918 putouts this season. Out of their 11,754 innings on the diamond, the Padres have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (12th in baseball).
Clevinger (49-30 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.38 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.87 and he has faced 2,628 hitters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 241 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.190 and having a FIP of 3.8. During his MLB career, Clevinger has conceded 524 base hits while accumulating 686 strikeouts in 641 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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