Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia (8-5) vs. Wily Peralta (5-8)
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday at Miller Park. 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 -145 and Milwaukee at +135. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals, with a 72-71 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 57-76 over/under record. The Brewers are 67-76 against the run line and have a 74-60 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 89-54 record, including 39-30 on the road. Jaime Garcia has an earned run average of 2.33 and is 8-5 so far on the season while having a 1.01 WHIP. He's pitched 104.1 innings thus far while surrendering 80 hits over that time and when he starts, the Cardinals are 10-6. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 5-10 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 385 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.56. The bullpen has struck out 394 and walked 155 batters this season while opposing teams hit .237 against them. St. Louis has a team average of 8.36 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.06 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.87, they are 1st in the league.
St. Louis is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .249 away from home. The Cardinals on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 12th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .391. With 143 hits, Jason Heyward leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.63.
With a 33-39 home record, Milwaukee will hope to improve on their 62-81 overall mark. Wily Peralta is starting this game 5-8 for the season with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.47. He's pitched 100 innings thus far while surrendering 116 hits over that time in which the Brewers are 9-9. Against the over/under, the Brewers are 10-7 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 405 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.58. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 459 batters and walked 153 this season while opposing teams have hit .235 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.99 hits per game and are averaging 7.82 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.30, they are 25th in the league.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .254 at home. The Brewers on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .401. With 143 hits, Ryan Braun leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.66.
In terms of team defense, the Cardinals have a fielding percentage of .984 with 88 total errors, 1,425 assists and 3,896 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumulated 101 errors while having 1,478 assists and 3,804 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 57-76 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 72-71 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 74-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 67-76 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
09/12/15 C Cody Stanley Suspension expected to miss 80 games
07/30/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
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
09/10/15 C Jonathan Lucroy Concussion out indefinitely
08/14/15 P Michael Blazek Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/13)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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