Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Miles Mikolas
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Brewers and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +122 and St. Louis at -132. The Brewers have a 59-61-3 over/under record and a 66-57-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 57-65-0 against the run line and have a 56-59-7 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 56-59-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 57-65-0 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
08/12/18 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 Wade Miley has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.23 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 40.1 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. 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 16th 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 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 119 hits this season in 395 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 118. Christian Yelich is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 424 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .514. 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 66-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Miles Mikolas has a 12-3 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 151.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 133 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 383 batters and walked 176 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 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 999 base knocks and 458 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 420 hitters and struck out 988 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 .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .390. He has 116 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 424 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .585 with an OPS+ of 162. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 126 hits in 466 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .397. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,047 base hits, including 184 doubles and 155 homers. St. Louis has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,004 occasions. They have had 849 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 556 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -132
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