Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals 8/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. John Gant
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, August 19, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers and John Gant for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +106 and St. Louis at -116. The Brewers have a 59-62-3 over/under record and a 66-58-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 58-65-0 against the run line and have a 56-60-7 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 59-62-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 66-58-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 56-60-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 58-65-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/17/18 1B Eric Thames Knee is "?" Saturday vs St. Louis Cardinals
08/17/18 LF Ryan Braun Ribs is "?" Saturday 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
08/11/18 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 68-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 12-4 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 119 strikeouts over his 145 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 501 hitters and walked 187 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 967 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 1,068. 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 4.22.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .414 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 .302 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 120 hits this season in 398 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 118. Christian Yelich is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 429 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Brewers have 1,048 hits, including 191 doubles and 156 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 390 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,129 times as a unit. They have left 830 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 546 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 67-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.74, John Gant has a 5-4 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 74.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 batters and walked 178 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 3.74. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,006 base knocks and 460 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 425 hitters and struck out 996 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 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 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .389. He has 116 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 427 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .581 with an OPS+ of 161. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 127 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,053 base hits, including 187 doubles and 156 homers. St. Louis has walked 408 times this year and they have struck out on 1,011 occasions. They have had 856 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 561 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -116
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