Friday, April 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Wily Peralta
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Wily Peralta for the Brewers.
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St. Louis opens at -115 while Milwaukee opens at -105. The Cardinals have a 5-8-2 over/under record and a 5-10-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 9-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-8-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-10-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 9-7-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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
04/03/17 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 6-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 7.24 and a WHIP of 2.20. He has 13 strikeouts over his 13.2 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 15.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.31 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the bullpen and they've struck out 34 hitters and walked 21 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 134 base hits and 60 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 115. They have walked 3.3 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 3.95.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .210, good for 29th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .334 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.7 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .196 with an on-base percentage of .226. He has 10 hits this season in 51 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .353 and an OPS+ of 57. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .228. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Cardinals have 101 hits, including 16 doubles and 14 home runs. St. Louis has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 124 times as a unit. They have left 101 men on base and have a team OPS of .618. They score 3.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 48 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 8-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.65, Wily Peralta has a 3-0 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 59 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 136 base knocks and 65 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 62 hitters and struck out 129 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Travis Shaw comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .297. He has 14 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .593 with an OPS+ of 136. Jonathan Villar is hitting .138 this season and he has an OBP of .200. He has collected 9 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 37 and a slugging percentage of .308. The Brewers as a unit have 127 base hits, including 34 doubles and 29 homers. Milwaukee has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 160 occasions. They have had 91 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 76 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers -105
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