St. Louis Cardinals vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 5/28/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-150) Cleveland (+130)
The Cleveland Guardians (22-28) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (23-30) at Progressive Field on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Cardinals at -150 and the Guardians open at +130. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jordan Montgomery and Hunter Gaddis.
The Cardinals have tallied 96 doubles as a unit and have knocked 72 balls out of the stadium. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .437 and have been called out on strikes 435 times, while being walked on 194 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 5.0 runs per outing, which has them at 8th in the league. They have earned 257 RBI's in addition to 476 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .261. They have racked up 266 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .335.
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They have a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 56 long balls and 253 runs in total (24th in the league). St. Louis has given up 486 base knocks (9.4 per 9 innings) and 228 earned runs. The Cardinals hold a team earned run average of 4.39 for the year (19th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 452 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 189 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.25 as a squad on the year.
The Cardinals relievers have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 46 save situations. The relievers have inherited 102 base runners on the year and 30.4% of those players crossed home plate. Cardinals relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 62 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 162 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 24 holds for the year (23rd in MLB). They have compiled 11 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 11 out of their 22 save opportunities.
The St. Louis Cardinals have amassed 1,401 putouts this season, as well as 508 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .989 which is 8th in the majors, and have a total of 51 double plays. The Cardinals have turned 66.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,203 innings, which has them ranked 29th in pro baseball.
Montgomery has thrown 621 frames and has earned 591 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.91 (270 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.234. He has conceded 592 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 175 free passes. Montgomery (30-29 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.83 while going up against 2,608 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cleveland Guardians have an OBP of .297 as well as a team batting average of .225 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 356 instances (30th in the league) and have earned a total of 370 base hits. Cleveland is sitting with 30 home runs this year as well as 159 runs batted in. The Guardians have a team SLG% of .339 and they earn 3.46 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have hit 78 doubles, while taking a walk 160 times and racking up 173 runs.
The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.270 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a team on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 7.50 (375 strikeouts against 138 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 430. They have allowed 50 home runs and they relinquish 4.25 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 211 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.84 (191 earned runs surrendered).
Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 32 save chances and they have earned 20 saves. They are ranked 15th in baseball with a save percentage of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 156 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 68 times in high leverage situations and also on 44 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 22.8% of 57 inherited base runners. Sitting with 59 save situations, the Guardians have compiled 27 holds in addition to 12 blown saves.
In 4,029 innings played, the Guardians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (12th in baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 34 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in professional baseball). The Guardians have accrued 471 assists, 27 errors and have amassed 1,343 putouts this season.
In his MLB career, Gaddis has conceded 39 base knocks and he has 22 strikeouts in 33 frames. He has conceded 30 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.485 and having a FIP of 6.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and he has faced 150 opposing batters in his career. Gaddis (1-3 career mark) is the owner of a 8.18 earned run average and has surrendered 10.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (-150)
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