Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals 8/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Freddy Peralta vs. Jack Flaherty
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Friday, August 17, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Freddy Peralta for the Brewers and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +123 and St. Louis at -133. The Brewers have a 59-61-3 over/under record and a 66-57-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 57-64-0 against the run line and have a 56-59-6 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 59-61-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 66-57-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 56-59-6 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 57-64-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/15/18 LF Ryan Braun Ribs left last game, is "?" Friday vs St Louis Cardinals
08/10/18 P Joakim Soria Thigh 10-day DL (08/10)
08/08/18 P Matt Albers Hamstring 10-day DL (08/07)
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/15/18 3B Matt Carpenter Hand left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Washington Nationals
08/12/18 P Luke Weaver Finger is "?" for his next start
08/11/18 SS Yairo Munoz Wrist 10-day DL (08/11)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 10-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 68-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Freddy Peralta has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.47 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 74 strikeouts over his 56.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 499 hitters and walked 185 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 961 base hits and 478 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 1,061. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 131 hits this season in 424 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 134. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 395 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Brewers have 1,041 hits, including 190 doubles and 156 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 385 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,121 times as a unit. They have left 822 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 544 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 66-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.22, Jack Flaherty has a 6-6 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 127 strikeouts over the 103.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 379 batters and walked 173 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 989 base knocks and 456 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 416 hitters and struck out 983 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .315. He has 126 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 462 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 94. Matt Carpenter is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 116 hits in 421 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 163 and a slugging percentage of .589. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,041 base hits, including 182 doubles and 154 homers. St. Louis has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on 1,000 occasions. They have had 842 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 552 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -133
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