Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Mike Leake
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Wednesday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Mike Leake for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +163 and St. Louis at -173. The over/under was set at 8. The Brewers have a 4-3-0 over/under record and a 4-3-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Cardinals are 4-3-0 against the run line and have a 5-2-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this matchup with a 3-4 record, including 0-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson held a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.3 and a WHIP of 1.30 last season. He had 111 strikeouts over his 152.2 innings pitched and he also gave up 158 hits over that time period. He allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .286 against the bullpen while being struck out 18 times and walking 11 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.39 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.37. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 68 base hits and 37 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season and they allow 1.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 25 batters and struck out 44. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 5.65.
As a team, Milwaukee is batting .230, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .188 average away from home. The Brewers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.14 hits per game. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .370. He has 7 hits this season along with 2 runs scored and 3 runs batted in. He's struck out 5 times and has walked 3 times. Domingo Santana is hitting .231 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 6 hits so far while scoring 3 runs and he's driven in 4. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 7 times. The Brewers have 50 hits, including 9 doubles, 0 triples, and 9 home runs. They've stolen 1 base while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Milwaukee has walked 29 times this season and they've struck out 68 times as a unit. They've left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 3.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 22 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this matchup with a 1-0 home record and a 4-3 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 3.7, Mike Leake had a 11-10 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He had 119 strikeouts over the 192 innings he pitched during which he gave up 174 hits. He allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.2. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.82 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .159 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 34 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.81 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.90. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 56 base knocks and 27 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 2 home runs this year and they give up 0.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 61. They give up a walk 4.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .278, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .475 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .369 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 10.14 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .259 and he has an OBP of .394. He has 7 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 7 RBI. He's struck out 7 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Kolten Wong is hitting .222 and he has an OBP of .290. He has collected 6 hits so far while he's scored 4 runs and drove in 1. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 7 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 71 base hits, including 17 doubles, 4 triples, and 8 homers. They have 4 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 0 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 32 times this year and they have struck out 72 times. They've had 61 men left on base and have an OPS of .840. They score 6.86 runs per game and have totaled 48 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 4-3-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-3-0 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers
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