Friday, August 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn (8-6) vs. Tyler Cravy (0-2)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Miller Park on Friday. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Tyler Cravy for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -140 and Milwaukee at +130. The over/under was set at 8. The Cardinals have a 39-64 over/under record and a 54-53 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Brewers are 50-59 against the run line and have a 51-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Cardinals come into this game with a 68-39 record, and they are 28-23 away from home. Lance Lynn has a 8-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.89 and a 1.25 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 12-8 over his 121.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 112 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-15. The team is averaging 2.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.26 and they've given up 287 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen while being struck out 289 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.03 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.65.
St. Louis is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .248 away from home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .322 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.71 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 115.
With a 46-63 overall record, Milwaukee will come into this game 22-34 at home. Tyler Cravy has a record of 0-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.00 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 0-2 and he has allowed 15 hits over 15 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-2. The team is averaging 1.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.51 and they have given up 291 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .233 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 342 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 8.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.96 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .247 at home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .305 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.46 hits per game and Gerardo Parra leads the team with 110.
The Cardinals have committed 62 errors and have combined for 1,075 assists and 2,944 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .980 team fielding percentage while committing 82 errors, accumulating 1101 assists and compiling 2,903 put outs.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-64 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 54-53 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 51-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 50-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
08/06/15 SS Jhonny Peralta Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/06/15 C Yadier Molina Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Cincinnati Reds
07/30/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
07/03/15 CF Jon Jay Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/26)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
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
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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