Saturday, September 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Wagner (0-0) vs. Jaime Garcia (9-5)
The Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday at Busch Stadium. The probable starters are Tyler Wagner for the Brewers and Jaime Garcia for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +233 and St. Louis at -255. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers, with a 70-83 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 80-64 over/under record. The Cardinals are 78-75 against the run line and have a 63-80 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Brewers head into this matchup with a 64-89 record, including 30-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Wagner holds a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 12.27 and a WHIP of 2.73. In his starts, the Brewers are 1-0 over his 3.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 9 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-0. His teammates are averaging 7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 447 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 507 and walked 168 batters this season while opposing teams hit .237 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 9.02 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.87 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.35, they are 25th in the league.
Milwaukee ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .254 on the road. The Brewers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 148 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.61.
With a 54-24 home record, St. Louis will hope to improve on their 97-56 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.45, Jaime Garcia will come into this game holding a 9-5 record and a 1.03 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 12-6 and he has allowed 93 hits over 117.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-11. His teammates score an average of 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. The Cardinals bullpen has struck out 430 batters and walked 168 this season while opposing teams have hit .238 against them. St. Louis has a team average of 8.34 hits per game and are averaging 8.12 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.89, they are 1st in the league.
They rank 12th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .262 at home. The Cardinals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 12th in baseball. With 152 hits, Jason Heyward leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.63.
Milwaukee has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 108 errors with 1,582 assists and 4,068 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Cardinals have accumulated 90 errors while having 1,532 assists and 4,163 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 80-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 70-83 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 63-80 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 78-75 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
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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