Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taylor Jungmann (9-6) vs. Michael Wacha (16-6)
The Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday at Busch Stadium. The Brewers send Taylor Jungmann to the mound to face Michael Wacha of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +201 and St. Louis at -218. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers have a 79-63 over/under record and a 69-82 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Cardinals have a 61-80 over/under record and a 76-75 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
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The Brewers come into this game with a 63-88 record, and they are 29-44 away from home. Starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann holds a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.22. The Brewers are 11-8 over his 111.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 96 hits over that time period. The Brewers are also 10-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 501 and walked 168 batters this season while opposing teams hit .236 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 9.03 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.86 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.36, they are 25th in the league.
Milwaukee ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .254 on the road. The Brewers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 146 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.62.
With a 95-56 overall record, St. Louis will come into this game 52-24 at home. With an earned run average of 3.08, Michael Wacha will come into this game holding a 16-6 record and a 1.18 WHIP. The Cardinals have a record of 20-8 over the 172.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 152 hits. The Cardinals are also 14-13 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. The Cardinals bullpen has struck out 422 batters and walked 168 this season while opposing teams have hit .238 against them. St. Louis has a team average of 8.35 hits per game and are averaging 8.14 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.89, they are 1st in the league.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .259 at home. The Cardinals hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 14th in baseball. With 149 hits, Jason Heyward leads the team while his team ranks 17th in hits per game with 8.58.
Milwaukee has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 108 errors with 1,555 assists and 4,017 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Cardinals have accumulated 89 errors while having 1,509 assists and 4,109 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 79-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 69-82 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 61-80 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 76-75 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/15 RF Ryan Braun Back out indefinitely
09/21/15 2B Elian Herrera Thigh likely out for season
09/17/15 P Jimmy Nelson Head Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/22)
09/17/15 P Matt Garza Personal out for season
09/10/15 C Jonathan Lucroy Concussion out indefinitely
08/14/15 P Michael Blazek Hand Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/13)
St. Louis Cardinals
09/21/15 C Yadier Molina Thumb expected to miss 7 to 10 days
09/12/15 C Cody Stanley Suspension expected to miss 80 games
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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