Sunday, July 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Michael Wacha
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Sunday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +178 and St. Louis at -188. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Brewers have a 40-35-4 over/under record and a 40-39-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Cardinals are 42-37-0 against the run line and have a 43-32-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this matchup with a 35-44 record, including 13-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.45 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 60 strikeouts over his 77.2 innings pitched and he has given up 81 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.33. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen while being struck out 253 times and walking 117 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.49 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 726 base hits and 350 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 584. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team, Milwaukee is batting .246, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Brewers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.08 hits per game. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .320 and his on-base percentage is at .378. He has 81 hits this season along with 34 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 21 times. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 79 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 38. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 53 times. The Brewers have 638 hits, including 123 doubles and 83 home runs. They've stolen 67 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Milwaukee has walked 295 times this season and they've struck out 751 times as a unit. They've left 539 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 318 runs so far this year.
St. Louis comes into this matchup with a 16-23 home record and a 41-38 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.42, Michael Wacha has a 4-7 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 79 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 96 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 224 times and walking 85 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.56 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 660 base knocks and 307 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a staff has walked 225 hitters and struck out 592. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Cardinals hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 9.01 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .299 and he has an OBP of .422. He has 81 hits this year along with 55 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 58 times and has walked on 56 occasions. Yadier Molina is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 70 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 25 times and has punched out 34 times. The Cardinals as a unit have 713 base hits, including 152 doubles and 106 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. St. Louis as a team has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out 618 times. They've had 561 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They score 5.23 runs per game and have totaled 413 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 40-35-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 40-39-0 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 43-32-4 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 42-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 RF Domingo Santana Elbow 15-day DL (6/8)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 15-day DL (4/2)
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)
St. Louis Cardinals
07/02/16 P Kevin Siegrist Mononucleosis 15-day DL (6/30)
07/01/16 CF Stephen Piscotty Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 15-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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