Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Zach Davies
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Miller Park on Thursday, April 20, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +118 and Milwaukee at -128. The Cardinals have a 5-7-2 over/under record and a 5-9-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 9-6-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-7-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-9-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 9-6-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/19/17 1B Matt Carpenter Finger is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Tyler Lyons Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/19/17 LF Ryan Braun Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
03/31/17 P Matt Garza Groin 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 5-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 24 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.69 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 129 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 109. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .206, good for 30th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .325 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.6 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .231. He has 10 hits this season in 50 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .360 and an OPS+ of 60. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .214 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .214. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 56 at bats. His OPS+ is 71 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Cardinals have 93 hits, including 16 doubles and 12 home runs. St. Louis has walked 44 times so far this season and they have struck out 113 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .608. They score 3.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 46 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 8-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.79, Zach Davies has a 0-2 record and a 2.02 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 13.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.93 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 52 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 127 base knocks and 58 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 58 hitters and struck out 117 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 17th in the league. The Brewers hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Travis Shaw comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .305. He has 13 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .574 with an OPS+ of 133. Jonathan Villar is hitting .133 this season and he has an OBP of .200. He has collected 8 hits in 60 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 39 and a slugging percentage of .317. The Brewers as a unit have 121 base hits, including 34 doubles and 27 homers. Milwaukee has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 151 occasions. They have had 83 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers -128
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