Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson vs. Lance Lynn
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.
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Milwaukee opens at +152 while St. Louis opens at -162. The Brewers have a 18-10-0 over/under record and a 16-12-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 11-15-0 against the run line and have a 14-10-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 18-10-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 16-12-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 14-10-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-15-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/02/17 LF Ryan Braun Arm "?" Wednesday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/03/17 P Tyler Lyons Side 10-day DL (5/2)
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 14-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.34 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 23 strikeouts over his 28.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 99 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 256 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 210. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Eric Thames is hitting .341 with an on-base percentage of .463. He has 30 hits this season in 88 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .795 and an OPS+ of 225. Travis Shaw is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 95 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Brewers have 224 hits, including 54 doubles and 47 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 91 times so far this season and they have struck out 260 times as a unit. They have left 157 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 13-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.45, Lance Lynn has a 3-1 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 230 base knocks and 101 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 215 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Dexter Fowler comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .300. He has 22 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 85. Yadier Molina is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 20 hits in 76 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .355. The Cardinals as a unit have 214 base hits, including 44 doubles and 28 homers. St. Louis has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 195 occasions. They have had 182 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers +152
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