Sunday, September 27, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Tyler Cravy (0-8) vs. John Lackey (13-9)
The Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Busch Stadium. Tyler Cravy is the probable starter for the Brewers and he'll face John Lackey of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +225 and St. Louis at -245. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers, with a 71-83 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 80-64 over/under record. The Cardinals are 78-76 against the run line and have a 63-80 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Brewers show up with a 65-89 record, including 31-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Cravy holds a 0-8 record with an earned run average of 5.97 and a WHIP of 1.67. In his starts, the Brewers are 0-6 over his 37.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 45 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-4. His teammates are averaging 1.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .237 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 169 times and striking out 515 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.9 strikeouts per game while getting 9.02 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.35.
Milwaukee ranks 13th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .254 on the road. The Brewers hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 23rd in baseball. Gerardo Parra leads the team in hits with 148 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game.
St. Louis is 54-25 at home while holding a 97-57 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.74, John Lackey will come into this game holding a 13-9 record and a 1.22 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 17-14 and he has allowed 202 hits over 207 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-16. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 169 times and striking out 439 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 rank 12th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .262 at home. The Cardinals hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 12th in baseball. Jason Heyward leads the team in hits with 152 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.64 hits a game.
Milwaukee has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 109 errors with 1,590 assists and 4,095 put outs for the season. The Cardinals have committed 91 errors on the season with 1,537 assists and 4,190 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 80-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 71-83 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 78-76 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/15 RF Ryan Braun Back is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
09/23/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique out for season
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
09/25/15 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder left last game, "?" next start
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
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks