St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/10/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-110) Cincinnati (-110)
The Cincinnati Reds (73-70) are hosting the St. Louis Cardinals (62-79) at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has St. Louis at -110 and Cincinnati is coming in at -110. The over/under is 10. The expected starting pitchers will be Miles Mikolas and Hunter Greene.
The Cardinals have hit 234 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 195 balls out of the stadium. St. Louis owns a slugging percentage of .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,177 times, while drawing a walk on 484 occasions. As a unit, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in MLB. They have earned 629 RBI's in addition to 1,226 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .254. They have earned a total of 650 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .329.
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The Cardinals have compiled a team ERA of 4.74 so far this year (24th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,067 hitters. Cardinals pitchers have relinquished 151 home runs and also 716 runs in total (23rd in the league). They have walked 456 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.37 as a squad this year. St. Louis has surrendered 1,348 base hits (9.8 per 9 innings) as well as 655 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.45.
The Cardinals have sent 417 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 243 base runners so far this season with 30.5% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 29 saves this year and have blown 26 of 55 save chances. The Cardinals relief pitchers have a save rate of 52.7% and has come into the game in 130 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 73 holds on the campaign (17th in the league). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 152 times in addition to having 142 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have turned 67.0% of balls in play into outs out of 11,190 innings, ranking them 30th in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals have earned 3,730 putouts this year, in addition to 1,383 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .989 which ranks 3rd in professional baseball, and have a total of 126 double plays.
Mikolas has thrown 894 frames and has earned 650 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.88 (385 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.183. He has conceded 878 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 180 free passes. Mikolas (52-50 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.01 while he has faced 3,701 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Reds hold a slugging percentage of .413 and they score 4.73 runs per outing (11th in MLB). They have hit 241 doubles, while walking 483 times as well as putting up 676 runs. Cincinnati has a total of 165 home runs this season as well as 645 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,323 occasions (5th in baseball) and have totaled 1,204 hits. The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with an on-base percentage of .326 as well as a team batting average of .249 for the season.
The Reds are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.412 in addition to having a FIP of 4.81 as a pitching staff for the year. They have a ranking of 25th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,262. The Cincinnati pitching staff have conceded 718 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.77 (674 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.60 (1,218 strikeouts vs 534 walks). They have relinquished 200 HR's and they relinquish 5.08 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
Cincinnati has called on relievers to enter the contest in 69 save chances and they have come away with 47 saves. They sit at 8th in baseball with a save percentage of 68.1%, and they have dispatched 525 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 208 times in high leverage situations and on 194 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of their 276 inherited runners. Sitting with 152 save situations, the Reds have recorded 79 holds and also 22 blown saves.
In 11,451 innings on the field, the Reds have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (21st in baseball). The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 111 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (21st in professional baseball). The Reds have recorded 1,149 assists, 78 errors and have 3,817 putouts for the year.
During his pro baseball career, Greene has conceded 190 hits while he has tallied 278 strikeouts in 211 innings pitched. Greene (8-19 career mark) has earned a 4.56 ERA while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 107 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.16 and he has faced 914 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis (-110)
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