Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Wily Peralta
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Miller Park on Tuesday to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Wily Peralta for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -147 and Milwaukee at +137. The over/under was set at 9. The Cardinals have a 71-52-6 over/under record and a 61-68-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Brewers are 66-64-0 against the run line and have a 61-62-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 68-61 record, including 38-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 122 strikeouts over his 156 innings pitched and he has given up 172 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen while being struck out 388 times and walking 142 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cardinals pitchers have collectively given up 1,120 base hits and 517 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 1,000. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .258, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Cardinals hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.91 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz comes into this game hitting .312 and his on-base percentage is at .376. He has 110 hits this season along with 64 runs scored and 57 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 34 times. Stephen Piscotty is hitting .276 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 130 hits so far while scoring 71 runs and he's driven in 73. He has walked 43 times and has struck out 101 times. The Cardinals have 1,150 hits, including 244 doubles and 184 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. St. Louis has walked 429 times this season and they've struck out 1,039 times as a unit. They've left 907 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 641 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a 36-33 home record and a 56-74 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.87, Wily Peralta has a 5-9 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 89 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 118 hits. He has allowed 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.33. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 401 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.38 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.30. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,182 base knocks and 550 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 448 hitters and struck out 943. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Brewers hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.07 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .314 and he has an OBP of .376. He has 129 hits this year along with 67 runs scored and 74 RBI. He's struck out 76 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Jonathan Villar is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 142 hits so far while he's scored 70 runs and drove in 46. He has earned a walk 63 times and has punched out 141 times. The Brewers as a unit have 1,049 base hits, including 201 doubles and 147 homers. They have 147 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 43 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 500 times this year and they have struck out 1,234 times. They've had 889 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.1 runs per game and have totaled 533 runs so far this season.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 71-52-6 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 61-68-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 61-62-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 66-64-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
08/27/16 P Mike Leake Skin Rash "?" for next scheduled start
08/17/16 P Seth Maness Elbow 15-day DL (8/14)
08/12/16 LF Matt Holliday Thumb 15-day DL (8/12)
08/11/16 1B Matt Adams Shoulder 15-day DL (8/10)
08/10/16 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 15-day DL (8/9)
08/03/16 P Tyler Lyons Knee 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
08/02/16 SS Aledmys Diaz Thumb 15-day DL (8/1)
07/27/16 P Trevor Rosenthal Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
07/07/16 C Brayan Pena Knee 60-day DL (7/7)
05/26/16 P Mitch Harris Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jordan Walden Abdominal 60-day DL (3/31)
04/04/16 P Lance Lynn Elbow 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
08/17/16 P Michael Blazek Forearm 15-day DL (8/14)
08/09/16 P Junior Guerra Elbow 15-day DL (8/4)
07/25/16 3B Will Middlebrooks Leg 15-day DL (7/25)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 60-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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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