Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+200) St. Louis (-240)
The Washington Nationals (47-87) are on their way to Busch Stadium on Tuesday where they will go up against the St. Louis Cardinals (79-55). The moneyline on this contest has the Nationals at +200 and the Cardinals are sitting at -240. The over/under is 8. The expected starting pitchers are Paolo Espino and Jose Quintana.
The Nationals have hit 205 doubles as a unit and have knocked 114 baseballs out of the park. Washington has a slugging rate of .378 and have been called out on strikes 997 times, while drawing a walk on 382 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.8 runs/g, which has them at 25th in the league. They have earned 487 RBI's and 1,119 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate is at .249. They have accumulated 509 runs while holding a team OBP of .314.
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Nationals pitchers have given up 199 home runs and 715 runs (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 474 opposing players and their FIP is 4.92 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.44. The Nationals have a team ERA of 5.06 so far this season (30th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,041 batters.
The Nationals have dispatched 488 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 209 runners on the year and 33.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have 24 saves so far this season and have blown 14 of their 38 save opportunities. The Nationals relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 63.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 89 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 50 holds for the year (28th in MLB). Nationals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 131 times as well as having 113 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 3,519 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,163 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 28th in the majors, and have earned 100 double plays. The Nationals have transformed 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,557 innings on the field, which has them ranked 24th in pro baseball.
Espino (5-11 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.77 while going up against 997 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 244 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 56 walks. His earned run average is 4.43 (116 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.273. Espino has taken the mound for 235 innings and is sitting with 194 punch outs thus far in his career.
The St. Louis Cardinals have earned an OBP of .330 in addition to a batting average of .258 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,030 instances (25th in baseball) and have a total of 1,178 base knocks. St. Louis has hit 170 home runs this season to go along with 636 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .430 and they are recording 4.94 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have notched 236 doubles, while taking a walk 445 times as well as scoring 662 runs.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.249 and have a FIP of 3.95 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.45 (971 strikeouts against 397 walks). They come in at 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,087. They have allowed 122 homers and they concede 3.97 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 524 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.76 (496 earned runs surrendered).
With 102 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 56 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. St. Louis has had relief pitchers take the mound in 46 save opportunities and they have come away with 30 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 109 times in high leverage situations in addition to 133 occasions with runners on base. St. Louis relievers have an inherited score rate of 34.2% out of their 202 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 14th in MLB with a save rate of 65.2%, and they have dispatched 377 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 150 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .989 (2nd in the majors). The Cardinals have 1,432 assists, 56 errors and have earned a total of 3,566 putouts on the season. Out of their 10,698 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (8th in baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Quintana has allowed 1,677 base hits while earning 1,504 K's in 1,690 innings pitched. Quintana (87-86 record in his career) holds a 3.81 earned run average and has given up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 715 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.288 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.01 and he has faced 7,099 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+200)
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