New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/19/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Busch Stadium is where the St. Louis Cardinals (54-68) will take on the New York Mets (56-66) on Saturday. The starting pitchers are Kodai Senga and Miles Mikolas.
As a team, the New York Mets are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in the league. They have 530 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Mets have hit 165 two-baggers as a team and have hit 155 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 517 runs batted in in addition to 950 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .236. New York has a slugging rate of .401 and have struck out 960 times, while taking a walk on 414 occasions.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.26 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. Mets pitchers have conceded 153 home runs and also 577 runs (19th in the league). New York has allowed 1,014 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) and 534 earned runs. The Mets are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.51 this year (20th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,034 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 458 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.65 as a team so far this year.
Mets relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 120 times in addition to having 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 70 holds this season (10th in MLB). The Mets bullpen have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. They have tallied 28 saves for the season and have blown 14 of their 42 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 178 runners on the year with 30.3% of them crossed home plate. The Mets have sent 402 relievers to the mound this season.
The New York Mets have earned 3,196 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,054 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which ranks 22nd in baseball, and have accumulated 106 double plays. The Mets have turned 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,588 innings on the diamond, ranking them 17th in professional baseball.
Senga has taken the ball for 122 frames and is sitting with 149 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.30 (45 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.288. He has surrendered 99 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 59 free passes. Senga (9-6 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.54 and he has faced 524 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Cardinals hold a slugging % of .434 and they earn 4.64 runs per outing (12th in the league). They have put up 203 doubles, while taking a walk 422 times and recording 566 runs. St. Louis has a total of 170 HRs for the year to go along with 547 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,001 occasions (21st in baseball) and have 1,078 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated a team OBP of .332 and a team batting average of .258 on the year.
The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.428 with a FIP of 4.17 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 8.00 (958 strikeouts against 391 walks). They rank 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,146. They have yielded 120 home runs and they allow 5.00 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The St. Louis pitching staff have relinquished 598 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.55 (544 earned runs surrendered).
St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.2% of 215 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 130 times in high leverage situations in addition to 132 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 116 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 63 holds and also 25 blown saves. They are currently ranked 27th in the league with a save rate of 51.9%, and they have dispatched 361 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season. St. Louis has had relief pitchers take the mound in 52 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 112 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in MLB). The Cardinals have 1,180 assists, 47 errors and have earned 3,229 putouts over the course of the season. In 9,687 innings played, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 66.8% (30th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Mikolas has surrendered 848 base knocks while he has earned 639 K's in 870 innings. Mikolas (51-48 record in his career) has earned a 3.79 ERA while surrendering 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 367 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.174 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.67 and he has faced 3,596 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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