Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia (3-4) vs. Wily Peralta (2-6)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Miller Park on Saturday. The probable starters are Jaime Garcia for the Cardinals and Wily Peralta for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -127 and Milwaukee at +117. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals have a 39-65 over/under record and a 55-53 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Brewers are 51-59 against the run line and have a 52-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Cardinals show up with a 69-39 record, including 29-23 on the road. Jaime Garcia has a 3-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 1.98 and a 0.92 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 4-5 over his 59 innings pitched this season while giving up 41 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-7. His teammates are averaging 2.2 runs a game when he pitches. 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 8.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.03 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.63.
St. Louis ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .246 on the road. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .322 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.68 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 116.
Milwaukee is 23-34 at home while holding a 47-63 overall record on the season. Wily Peralta has a record of 2-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.55 on the year with a 1.50 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 4-7 and he has allowed 76 hits over 63.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-4. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. 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 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.12.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .250 at home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .306 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.51 hits per game and Gerardo Parra leads the team with 110.
The Cardinals have committed 62 errors and have combined for 1,081 assists and 2,971 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 1113 assists and compiling 2,930 put outs.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-65 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 55-53 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 52-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 51-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
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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