St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 7/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-200) Washington (+170)
The St. Louis Cardinals (52-47) are on their way to Nationals Park on Friday where they will try to beat the Washington Nationals (34-66). The moneyline on this contest has St. Louis at -200 while Washington is sitting at +170. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Miles Mikolas and Anibal Sanchez.
St. Louis has a slugging rate of .406 and have been called out on strikes 777 times, while drawing a walk on 314 occasions. They have 434 runs batted in in addition to 849 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average sits at .252. The Cardinals have accounted for 170 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 107 balls out of the park. They have a total of 454 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .321. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.6 runs per game, which is 10th in the league.
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The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.86 for the season (11th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 724 batters. They have walked 309 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.17 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.27. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 101 home runs and 395 runs in total (7th in the league).
Cardinals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 99 times in addition to having 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 43 holds so far this year (23rd in MLB). The Cardinals relievers have accumulated a save rate of 65.7% and has come into the game in 78 save situations. They have accumulated 23 saves on the season and have blown 12 of 35 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 154 base runners so far this season with 32.5% of those players earned a run for their team. The Cardinals have sent 293 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Cardinals have converted 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,872 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 7th in professional baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for 2,624 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,033 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 109 double plays.
Mikolas has taken the hill for 646 innings and is sitting with 479 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.66 (263 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.158. He has surrendered 617 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 131 free passes. Mikolas (40-35 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.95 while facing 2,658 batters in the majors.
The Washington Nationals have a team OBP of .316 as well as a team batting average of .247 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 722 occasions (29th in baseball) and have earned a total of 825 base knocks. Washington has hit 77 HRs on the season and 367 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .373 and they earn 3.84 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have tallied 165 two-baggers, while walking 313 times and scoring 384 runs.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.462 in addition to having a FIP of 4.86 as a unit for the season. They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 922. The Washington pitching staff have given up 544 runs this season while holding an ERA of 5.13 (500 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.15 (778 strikeouts vs 362 walks). They have conceded 144 long balls and they surrender 5.58 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Washington has had relief pitchers enter the game in 26 save chances and they have tallied 17 saves. They sit at 14th in MLB with a save rate of 65.4%, and they have sent 366 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 74 times in high leverage situations and also on 98 occasions with base runners. Washington relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.1% out of 160 inherited base runners. With 67 save situations, the Nationals have amassed 40 holds and also 9 blown saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 72 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (29th in baseball). The Nationals have 887 assists, 67 errors and have a total of 2,634 putouts for the year. In their 7,902 innings played, the Nationals have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in professional baseball).
Sanchez (112-115 career record) is the owner of a 4.06 ERA while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.64 and he has faced 8,356 opposing batters in his career. He has given up a total of 884 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.313 and a FIP of 4.0. Thus far in his career, Sanchez has given up 1,915 base knocks and he has 1,735 K's in 1,958 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-200)
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