Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Mike Leake
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Zach Davies for the Brewers and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
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Milwaukee opens at +151 while St. Louis opens at -161. The Brewers have a 36-25-3 over/under record and a 41-23-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 28-33-0 against the run line and have a 32-27-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 36-25-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 41-23-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 32-27-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 28-33-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
06/10/17 2B Jonathan Villar Back 10-day DL (06/10)
06/09/17 3B Travis Shaw Personal out indefinitely
06/07/17 P Matt Garza Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04)
05/27/17 LF Ryan Braun Calf 10-day DL (05/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/11/17 C Yadier Molina Back "?" Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 33-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Davies has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 50 strikeouts over his 68.1 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 229 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 221 hitters and walked 116 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 581 base hits and 268 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 229 batters and struck out 512. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Brewers hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Eric Thames is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 50 hits this season in 195 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .569 and an OPS+ of 149. Domingo Santana is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 203 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Brewers have 548 hits, including 122 doubles and 88 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 220 times so far this season and they have struck out 620 times as a unit. They have left 423 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 313 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 29-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Mike Leake has a 5-5 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 80 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 69 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 188 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 512 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 199 hitters and struck out 523 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .290. He has 59 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 229 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 84. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 58 hits in 189 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Cardinals as a unit have 516 base hits, including 112 doubles and 60 homers. St. Louis has walked 207 times this year and they have struck out on 491 occasions. They have had 414 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 248 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -161
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