Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Wei-Yin Chen
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Marlins Park on Wednesday to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +156 and Miami at -166. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Brewers have a 21-9-2 over/under record and a 14-18-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Marlins are 18-13-0 against the run line and have a 18-13-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Brewers head into this matchup with a 13-19 record, including 5-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 6.44 and a WHIP of 1.84. He has 23 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he has given up 42 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.27. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen while being struck out 97 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 10.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.05 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.59. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 327 base hits and 172 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season and they allow 1.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 217. They walk 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.66 and their FIP as a unit is 5.33.
As a team, Milwaukee is batting .246, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .219 average away from home. The Brewers hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 7.97 hits per game. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .363 and his on-base percentage is at .424. He has 41 hits this season along with 19 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 17 times and has walked 12 times. Domingo Santana is hitting .239 and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 22 hits so far while scoring 11 runs and he's driven in 12. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 33 times. The Brewers have 255 hits, including 58 doubles and 39 home runs. They've stolen 18 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Milwaukee has walked 126 times this season and they've struck out 290 times as a unit. They've left 207 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs so far this year.
Miami comes into this matchup with a 7-9 home record and a 17-14 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.66, Wei-Yin Chen has a 2-1 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Marlins bullpen while being struck out 98 times and walking 44 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 258 base knocks and 124 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 248. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .280, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Marlins hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.68 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .250 and he has an OBP of .363. He has 26 hits this year along with 17 runs scored and 24 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 18 occasions. Christian Yelich is hitting .333 and he has an OBP of .447. He has collected 36 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 20 times. The Marlins as a unit have 300 base hits, including 52 doubles and 31 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Miami as a team has walked 93 times this year and they have struck out 230 times. They've had 236 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They score 4.19 runs per game and have totaled 130 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 21-9-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 14-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 18-13-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 18-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/28/16 P Matt Garza Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
04/28/16 2B Scooter Gennett Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/04/16 P Corey Knebel Oblique 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Will Smith Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/29/16 2B Dee Gordon Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/20/16 P Edwin Jackson Tricep 15-day DL (4/18)
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Carter Capps Arm 60-day DL; out for season
04/03/16 P Mike Dunn Forearm 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers
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