Monday, April 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Taylor Jungmann vs. Michael Wacha
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Monday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Taylor Jungmann for the Brewers and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +133 and St. Louis at -143. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers have a 3-2-0 over/under record and a 3-2-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Cardinals are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Brewers head into this matchup with a 2 - 3 record. Starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann held a 9 - 8 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.28 last season. He had 107 strikeouts over his 119.1 innings pitched and he also gave up 106 hits over that time period. He allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.59 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .284 against the bullpen while being struck out 9 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 4.8 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 5.00. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 46 base hits and 25 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season and they allow 2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 24. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 4.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 6.37.
As a team, Milwaukee is batting .244, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.6 hits per game. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .263 and his on-base percentage is at .300. He has 5 hits this season along with 1 run scored and 3 runs batted in. He's struck out 5 times and has walked 1 time. Domingo Santana is hitting .200 and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 4 hits so far while scoring 2 runs and he's driven in 3. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 4 times. The Brewers have 38 hits, including 6 doubles and 8 home runs. They've stolen 1 base while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Milwaukee has walked 19 times this season and they've struck out 48 times as a unit. They've left 30 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 3.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 18 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this matchup with a 0-0 home record and a 2 - 3 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 3.38, Michael Wacha had a 17 - 7 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He had 153 strikeouts over the 181.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 162 hits. He allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.87. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.53 and they have given up 7 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .119 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 20 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 7.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 39 base knocks and 20 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 0 home runs. St. Louis as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 38. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 3.26.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .211 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 4 hits this year along with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. He's struck out 5 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Kolten Wong is hitting .333 and he has an OBP of .429. He has collected 6 hits so far while he's scored 4 runs. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 4 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 42 base hits, including 7 doubles, 2 triples, and 6 homers. They have 1 stolen base while they've been thrown out 0 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out 55 times. They've had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They score 5.2 runs per game and have totaled 26 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 3-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 3-2-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 2-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Corey Knebel Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
04/04/16 P Matt Garza Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
03/30/16 P Will Smith Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
St. Louis Cardinals
04/04/16 C Brayan Pena Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
04/04/16 SS Jhonny Peralta Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list; out for season
04/04/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 2B Ruben Tejada Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
04/04/16 CF Thomas Pham Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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