Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals 4/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Miles Mikolas
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Busch Stadium on Monday, April 9, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Milwaukee at +135 and St. Louis at -145. The Brewers have a 4-5-0 over/under mark and a 3-6-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 5-3-0 against the run line and have a 4-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 3-6-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-3-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/07/18 LF Christian Yelich Oblique is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
04/06/18 P Corey Knebel Hamstring 10-day DL (04/06)
03/29/18 P Boone Logan Triceps 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/03/18 2B Jedd Gyorko Hamstring 10-day DL (04/03)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
03/30/18 P Luke Gregerson Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 5-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 7.00 and a WHIP of 2.00 this year. He has 6 strikeouts over his 9 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 14 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.50 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 84 base hits and 38 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 81. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .245, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 10 hits this season in 37 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 109. Christian Yelich is hitting .385 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .577. The Brewers have 78 hits, including 17 doubles and 9 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 22 times so far this season and they have struck out 86 times as a unit. They have left 66 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 33 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 4-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.35, Miles Mikolas has a 1-0 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 69 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 74 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .303. He has 9 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 31 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .613 with an OPS+ of 145. Jose Martinez is hitting .357 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 10 hits in 28 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 171 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Cardinals as a unit have 66 base hits, including 8 doubles and 13 homers. St. Louis has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 81 occasions. They have had 51 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 35 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -145
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