Friday, September 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Pena (2-0) vs. Carlos Martinez (14-7)
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Busch Stadium on Friday to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Ariel Pena is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face Carlos Martinez of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +212 and St. Louis at -230. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers, with a 70-82 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 79-64 over/under record. The Cardinals are 77-75 against the run line and have a 62-80 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Brewers come into this game with a 64-88 record, and they are 30-44 away from home. Starting pitcher Ariel Pena holds a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.33. The Brewers are 1-2 over his 18 innings pitched and he's also given up 13 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-2. The team is averaging 3.7 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.58 and they've given up 441 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 168 times and striking out 503 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.85 strikeouts per game while getting 8.99 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.33.
Milwaukee is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .254 away from home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .310 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. Gerardo Parra leads the team in hits with 147 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game.
With a 96-56 overall record, St. Louis will come into this game 53-24 at home. With an earned run average of 3.01, Carlos Martinez will come into this game holding a 14-7 record and a 1.28 WHIP. The Cardinals have a record of 22-6 over the 179.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 167 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-14. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.67 and they have given up 408 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 168 times and striking out 425 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.13 strikeouts per game while getting 8.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.89.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .260 at home. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .322 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. Jason Heyward leads the team in hits with 150 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.61 hits a game.
The Brewers have committed 108 errors and have combined for 1,570 assists and 4,044 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. The Cardinals have committed 89 errors on the season with 1,518 assists and 4,136 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 79-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 70-82 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 62-80 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 77-75 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/23/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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