Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 6/24/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Location: London Stadium in London, UK
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-110) St. Louis (-110)
The Chicago Cubs (36-38) are on their way to London Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (31-44). The moneyline on this game has Chicago at -110 and St. Louis is opening at -110. The total has been set at 14.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Justin Steele and Adam Wainwright.
Chicago is slugging .399 and have been rung up 681 times, while being walked on 280 occasions. They have accounted for 327 runs batted in in addition to 614 hits this season, and their average at the plate sits at .247. The Cubs have accounted for 107 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 82 balls out of the park. They have earned 338 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .329. As a unit, the Chicago Cubs are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which is 12th in the league.
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The Cubs hold a team ERA of 3.95 on the season (11th in the league), and they have rung up 602 hitters. Cubs pitchers have conceded 72 home runs in addition to 312 total runs (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 235 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.06 as a unit on the year. Chicago has yielded 587 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 286 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 2.56 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.26.
Cubs relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 58 times in addition to having 54 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 35 holds on the campaign (23rd in MLB). The Cubs relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 62.5% and has entered the game in 52 save situations. They have 10 saves so far this year and have blown 6 of their 16 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 97 runners on the season with 29.9% of those runners crossed home plate. The Cubs have dispatched 229 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Chicago Cubs have a tally of 1,956 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 661 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which is 16th in pro baseball, and they have turned 67 double plays. The Cubs have converted 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,868 innings, which has them sitting at 8th in professional baseball.
Steele has taken the mound for 249 frames and has earned 247 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.29 (91 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.269. He has given up 222 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 94 walks. Steele (15-13 career record) has a FIP of 3.67 and he has faced 1,052 batters in the major leagues.
St. Louis has tallied 105 HRs so far this year to go along with 336 RBIs. They have recorded 121 doubles, while walking 259 times as well as scoring 346 runs. The St. Louis Cardinals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a batting average of .250 on the year. The Cardinals have a team SLG% of .425 and they are scoring 4.61 runs per outing (11th in the league). They have been rung up on 622 occasions (18th in the league) and have accounted for 640 base hits.
The Cardinals have a team WHIP of 1.444 in addition to having a FIP of 4.14 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.40 (614 strikeouts vs 252 free passes). They are currently ranked 28th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 701. They have allowed 73 dingers and they allow 4.85 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 356 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.45 (326 earned runs given up).
St. Louis relievers hold an inherited score rate of 27.4% of 135 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 88 times in high leverage situations and on 83 occasions with runners on base. With 68 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 35 holds and also 15 blown saves. They sit at 25th in MLB holding a save rate of 54.5%, and they have sent 224 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. St. Louis has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 33 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 65 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .990 (3rd in MLB). The Cardinals have recorded 693 assists, 28 errors and have amassed 1,980 putouts for the season. Out of their 5,940 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have a defensive efficiency of 66.4% (30th in baseball).
In his career, Wainwright has allowed 2,486 base knocks while earning 2,171 K's in 2,611 innings pitched. He has given up 991 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.223 and a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.07 and he has faced 10,833 batters in his pro baseball career. Wainwright (198-118 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.42 earned run average while surrendering 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-110)
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