Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+295) St. Louis (-360)
The Washington Nationals (48-87) are headed to Busch Stadium on Wednesday where they will meet the St. Louis Cardinals (79-56). The odds on this game have Washington at +295 while St. Louis is priced at -360. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Cory Abbott and Jordan Montgomery.
Washington is slugging .379 and have struck out 1,003 times, while drawing a walk on 387 occasions. They have amassed 493 runs batted in and 1,133 hits on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .250. The Nationals have hit 206 doubles as a unit and have hit 115 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 515 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315. As a team, the Washington Nationals are earning 3.8 runs per outing, which is 26th in MLB.
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The Nationals have compiled a team ERA of 5.02 on the season (29th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,045 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.43. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 199 home runs and 715 total runs (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 476 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.90 as a team on the season.
Nationals relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 131 times and also have had 113 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 50 holds so far this season (28th in the league). The Nationals relief pitchers have a save rate of 64.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 90 save situations. They have tallied 25 saves so far this year and have blown 14 out of their 39 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 209 base runners this year and 33.5% of them earned a run for their team. The Nationals have dispatched 490 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Washington Nationals have earned 3,546 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,175 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 28th in baseball, and have earned 100 double plays. The Nationals have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,638 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 24th in MLB.
Abbott (0-2 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 7.11 while he has faced 197 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 39 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 24 walks. His ERA is 5.32 (26 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.432. Abbott has taken the mound for 44 innings and has racked up 36 K's during his career.
The St. Louis Cardinals have tallied an on-base percentage of .329 as well as a team batting average of .257 on the season. They have struck out on 1,034 occasions (25th in the league) and have totaled 1,181 hits. St. Louis is sitting with 170 home runs for the season to go along with 636 RBIs. The Cardinals hold a team slugging % of .428 and they are earning 4.90 runs per game (3rd in MLB). They have put up 236 doubles, while getting a free base 447 times and scoring 662 runs.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.255 and have a FIP of 3.95 as a unit so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 (977 strikeouts vs 402 walks). They sit at 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,101. They have yielded 123 home runs and they relinquish 3.98 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The St. Louis pitching staff have conceded 530 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.77 (502 earned runs conceded).
St. Louis has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 46 save opportunities and they have come away with 30 saves. They rank 14th in the league holding a save rate of 65.2%, and they have sent 381 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relievers have taken the field 109 times in high leverage situations in addition to 134 occasions with base runners. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.6% out of their 205 inherited base runners. Sitting with 102 save situations, the Cardinals have tallied 56 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 150 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in MLB). The Cardinals have recorded 1,442 assists, 56 errors and have earned a total of 3,593 putouts over the course of the season. In their 10,779 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (8th in professional baseball).
Montgomery (27-20 career mark) is the owner of a 3.77 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.36 and he has gone up against 2,247 batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 226 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.211 and a FIP of 3.8. During his career, Montgomery has allowed 501 base hits and he has 510 punch outs in 539 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+295)
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