Toronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Monday, May 23, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
The Toronto Blue Jays (22-18) are on their way to Busch Stadium on Monday where they will compete against the St. Louis Cardinals (22-18). The men taking the mound are Jose Berrios and Steven Matz.
The Blue Jays have tallied 63 doubles as a team and have hit 41 balls out of the stadium. Toronto owns a slugging percentage of .380 and have been called out on strikes 324 times, while taking a walk on 107 occasions. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 3.6 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 24th in baseball. They have 144 runs batted in in addition to 307 hits for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .235. They are sitting with 145 runs scored while having a team OBP of .300.
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Blue Jays pitchers have given up 35 long balls and 154 runs in total (9th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 101 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.55 as a team so far this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Blue Jays have a team ERA of 3.54 on the campaign (11th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 317 hitters.
The Blue Jays bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 68.0% and stepped onto the hill in 56 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 63 base runners on the season with 31.7% of them crossed the plate. Blue Jays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 39 times and also have had 59 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 145 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen have a total of 30 holds this year (4th in baseball). They have earned 17 saves so far this season and have blown 8 of their 25 save opportunities.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned a total of 1,055 putouts for the season, as well as 343 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which ranks 8th in baseball, and have accumulated 26 double plays. The Blue Jays have converted 70.7% of balls in play into outs in their 3,165 innings, which has them sitting at 13th in the majors.
Berrios has thrown 892 frames and has earned 885 K's in his career. His ERA is 4.07 (404 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.233. He has given up 822 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 279 walks. Berrios (63-49 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.99 while he has faced 3,771 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cardinals hold a slugging percentage of .389 and they are earning 4.55 runs per game (9th in the league). They have put up 71 two-baggers, while getting a free base 126 times as well as putting up 182 runs. St. Louis has 36 home runs on the campaign as well as 174 RBIs. They have been rung up on 293 instances (27th in the league) and have a total of 339 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for a team OBP of .320 and a batting average of .250 so far this season.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.248 with a FIP of 4.04 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.36 (295 strikeouts vs 125 walks). They come in at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 313. They have given up 37 home runs and they surrender 3.87 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 151 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.69 (144 earned runs allowed).
St. Louis has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 13 save chances and they have converted 10 saves. They sit at 5th in the league with a save rate of 76.9%, and they have dispatched 130 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 42 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.8% of 66 inherited base runners. With 32 save situations, the Cardinals have accumulated 19 holds and 3 blown saves.
In 3,159 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.1% (10th in MLB). The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 41 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have 425 assists, 17 errors and have accounted for 1,053 putouts so far this season.
In his pro baseball career, Matz has given up 787 base knocks while he has accumulated 740 strikeouts in 767 innings pitched. Matz (48-51 career mark) holds a 4.33 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 369 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.326 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.20 and he has faced 3,292 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis
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