St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 5/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
The St. Louis Cardinals (14-10) are headed to Oracle Park on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the San Francisco Giants (14-10). The pitchers who are expected to start are Jordan Hicks and Alex Cobb.
St. Louis has a slugging percentage of .358 and have been rung up 168 times, while drawing a walk on 80 occasions. They have 96 runs batted in and 185 hits for the season, and their batting average is at .234. The Cardinals have hit 35 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 19 baseballs out of the park. They have 101 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .311. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.2 runs per outing, which puts them at 14th in MLB.
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The Cardinals have a team earned run average of 3.20 on the season (4th in the league), and the staff has struck out 186 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.82 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Cardinals pitchers have conceded 18 long balls and also 77 total runs (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 66 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.55 as a unit this year.
The Cardinals have sent 75 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 32 base runners for the season with 31.3% of those players earned a run for their team. They have tallied 6 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 1 out of their 7 save opportunities. The Cardinals bullpen have recorded a save rate of 85.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 19 save situations. The bullpen have 12 holds this year (20th in baseball). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 25 times as well as having 12 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned 633 putouts for the season, as well as 256 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them sitting 9th in professional baseball, and they have turned 25 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 70.6% of balls in play into outs in their 1,899 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 17th in pro baseball.
Hicks (6-8 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.80 and he has faced 543 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 87 hits (6.1 hits per 9 innings) with 74 walks. His earned run average is 3.64 (52 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.251. Hicks has taken the ball for 128 innings and has 124 strikeouts during his MLB career.
San Francisco has accounted for 25 home runs so far this year as well as 103 RBIs. They have 31 doubles, while walking 81 times and scoring 111 runs. The San Francisco Giants hold a team on-base percentage of .310 as well as a team batting average of .234 this year. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .369 and they are earning 4.62 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have struck out on 210 occasions (17th in MLB) and have accounted for 186 base hits.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.234 and are the owners of a FIP of 2.92 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.20 (211 strikeouts vs 66 walks). They rank 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 197. They have conceded 13 homers and they concede 3.67 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The San Francisco pitching staff have yielded 87 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.34 (79 earned runs relinquished).
San Francisco bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.7% out of their 30 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 24 times in high leverage situations and on 23 occasions with base runners. With 22 save situations, the Giants have accumulated 13 holds and 2 blown saves. They rank 8th in the league with a save rate of 77.8%, and they have sent 95 relievers onto the field on the year. San Francisco has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 9 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 21 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in the majors). The Giants have accrued 220 assists, 14 errors and have notched a total of 640 putouts so far this season. Out of their 1,920 innings played, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.4% (27th in baseball).
Cobb (64-61 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.88 earned run average while conceding 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 4,288 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 440 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.271 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Cobb has allowed 992 hits while tallying 830 punch outs in 1,020 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco
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