St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 8/3/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Brandon Woodruff
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Miller Park on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Brandon Woodruff for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -215 and Milwaukee at +199. The Cardinals have a 52-48-6 over/under record and a 48-58-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 59-49-0 against the run line and have a 52-52-4 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 52-48-6 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-58-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 52-52-4 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 59-49-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/25/17 P Adam Wainwright Back 10-day DL (07/25)
07/25/17 CF Dexter Fowler Forearm 10-day DL (07/25)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/26/17 P Matt Garza Leg 10-day DL (07/24)
07/18/17 C Stephen Vogt Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
06/28/17 P Chase Anderson Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 52-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 105 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 330 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 895 base hits and 405 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 321 batters and struck out 885. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .255, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 91 hits this season in 329 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 111. Matt Carpenter is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 349 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Cardinals have 914 hits, including 189 doubles and 123 home runs. St. Louis has walked 366 times so far this season and they have struck out 876 times as a unit. They have left 721 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 471 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 56-52 overall mark this year. Brandon Woodruff is expected to make his season debut for the Brewers. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 946 base knocks and 448 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 372 hitters and struck out 889 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Domingo Santana comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .373. He has 102 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 358 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 123. Orlando Arcia is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 97 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Brewers as a unit have 921 base hits, including 189 doubles and 156 homers. Milwaukee has walked 356 times this year and they have struck out on 1051 occasions. They have had 719 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 510 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -215
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