Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Michael Wacha
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Thursday, June 15, 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 +147 and St. Louis at -157. The Brewers have a 37-26-3 over/under record and a 42-24-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 29-34-0 against the run line and have a 33-28-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 37-26-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 42-24-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 33-28-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 29-34-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
06/14/17 P Brandon Woodruff Hamstring 10-day DL (06/13)
06/10/17 2B Jonathan Villar Back 10-day DL (06/10)
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
06/13/17 C Yadier Molina Back "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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 34-32 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 4.54 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 228 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 601 base hits and 279 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 235 batters and struck out 525. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .250, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Eric Thames is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 50 hits this season in 198 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .561 and an OPS+ of 146. Domingo Santana is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 209 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Brewers have 565 hits, including 123 doubles and 91 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 227 times so far this season and they have struck out 636 times as a unit. They have left 438 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 321 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 30-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Michael Wacha has a 3-3 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 60 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 60 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 194 batters and walked 81 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 529 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 206 hitters and struck out 539 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 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, 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 60 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 233 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 83. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 58 hits in 193 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Cardinals as a unit have 536 base hits, including 115 doubles and 63 homers. St. Louis has walked 213 times this year and they have struck out on 504 occasions. They have had 427 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 259 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals -157 and over 2 total runs
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