Monday, May 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Michael Wacha
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Monday, May 1, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Zach Davies for the Brewers and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +152 and St. Louis at -162. The Brewers have a 17-8-0 over/under record and a 13-12-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 11-12-0 against the run line and have a 12-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 17-8-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 13-12-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-9-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-12-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/30/17 3B Travis Shaw Hand is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Atlanta Braves
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/20/17 3B Jhonny Peralta Respiratory 10-day DL (4/20)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 12-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Davies has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.57 and a WHIP of 1.87. He has 22 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 12.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 88 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 236 base hits and 112 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 94 batters and struck out 195. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Eric Thames is hitting .350 with an on-base percentage of .475. He has 28 hits this season in 80 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .838 and an OPS+ of 238. Travis Shaw is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 90 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Brewers have 208 hits, including 52 doubles and 43 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 243 times as a unit. They have left 150 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 131 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 12-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.55, Michael Wacha has a 2-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 203 base knocks and 92 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 73 hitters and struck out 199 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .236. He has 20 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 88 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 68. Matt Carpenter is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 15 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .373. The Cardinals as a unit have 193 base hits, including 41 doubles and 24 homers. St. Louis has walked 79 times this year and they have struck out on 181 occasions. They have had 167 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.13 runs per game and totaled 95 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -162
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