Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Jimmy Nelson
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Miller Park on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -110 and Milwaukee at +100. The Cardinals have a 7-8-2 over/under record and a 6-11-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 10-8-0 against the run line and have a 11-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-8-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-11-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 11-7-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-8-0 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
04/22/17 P Matt Garza Groin 10-day DL (3/31); expected to be activated and start Monday vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 7-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 0.84 and a WHIP of 0.84. He has 14 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.96 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 46 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 153 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 143. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .224, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .239 with an on-base percentage of .239. He has 16 hits this season in 67 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 80. Matt Carpenter is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 48 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Cardinals have 124 hits, including 22 doubles and 17 home runs. St. Louis has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 136 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .658. They score 3.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 59 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 9-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, Jimmy Nelson has a 1-0 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 18.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 159 base knocks and 76 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 67 hitters and struck out 141 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Eric Thames comes into this matchup batting .379 with an OBP of .463. He has 22 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .897 with an OPS+ of 260. Travis Shaw is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 17 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .612. The Brewers as a unit have 146 base hits, including 36 doubles and 33 homers. Milwaukee has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out on 188 occasions. They have had 104 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 86 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -110
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