Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Chase Anderson
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Miller Park on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Chase Anderson for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -125 and Milwaukee at +115. The Cardinals have a 6-8-2 over/under record and a 5-11-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 10-7-0 against the run line and have a 10-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-8-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-11-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-7-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-7-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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)
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 6-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 13 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.29 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 143 base hits and 67 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 52 batters and struck out 126. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .216, good for 26th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .242. He has 15 hits this season in 62 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .452 and an OPS+ of 87. Matt Carpenter is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 45 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Cardinals have 112 hits, including 19 doubles and 16 home runs. St. Louis has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 134 times as a unit. They have left 110 men on base and have a team OPS of .643. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 53 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 9-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Chase Anderson has a 2-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 147 base knocks and 70 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 139 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 17th in the league. The Brewers hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Eric Thames comes into this matchup batting .415 with an OBP of .500. He has 22 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .981 with an OPS+ of 294. Travis Shaw is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 16 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .635. The Brewers as a unit have 136 base hits, including 35 doubles and 32 homers. Milwaukee has walked 54 times this year and they have struck out on 171 occasions. They have had 96 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 83 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers +115
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