St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Zach Davies
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Miller Park on Monday, April 2, 2018 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at +118 and Milwaukee at -128. The Cardinals had a 81-73-8 over/under mark and a 75-87-0 run line record last year. The Brewers were 86-76-0 against the run line and had a 68-87-7 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals were 81-73-8 against the over/under last year
The St. Louis Cardinals were 75-87-0 against the run line last season
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers were 68-87-7 against the over/under last year
The Milwaukee Brewers were 86-76-0 against the run line last season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
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)
03/26/18 P Adam Wainwright Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals had a 83-79 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas is expected to make his major league debut for the Cardinals. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.81 and they gave up 493 base hits last year. Teams hit .242 against the bullpen and they struck out 530 hitters while walking 181 batters. As a team, St. Louis allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cardinals pitchers collectively gave up 1,393 base hits and 646 earned runs last year. They allowed 183 home runs last season, ranking them 26th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff walked 493 batters and struck out 1,351. They walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit was 4.09.
As a team St. Louis hit .256, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals held a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which was good for 7th in baseball. They ranked 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Dexter Fowler hit .264 with an on-base percentage of .363 last year. He had 111 hits last season in 420 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 122. Marcell Ozuna hit .312 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .376. He totaled 191 hits and he drove in 124 men in 613 at bats. His OPS+ was 145 while his slugging percentage was at .548. The Cardinals had 1,402 hits last season, including 284 doubles and 196 home runs. St. Louis walked 593 times last year and they struck out 1,348 times as a unit. They left 1,118 men on base and had a team OPS of .760. They scored 4.7 runs per contest and scored a total of 761 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee had a 86-76 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.90, Zach Davies had a 17-9 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He had 124 strikeouts over the 191.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 204 hits. He allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.22. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.83 and they gave up 512 base hits on the year. Teams hit .237 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 615 batters and walked 271 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Brewers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,381 base knocks and 642 earned runs last season. They gave up 185 home runs last year, which ranked 24th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff walked 553 hitters and struck out 1,346 batters. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.34 while their FIP as a staff was 4.24.
As a team, they batted .249, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers held a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which was good for 17th in baseball. They ranked 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup after batting .300 with an OBP of .363 last season. He had 175 hits last year along with 49 RBI in 584 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 112. Christian Yelich hit .282 last season and he had an OBP of .369. He collected 170 hits in 602 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He had an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Brewers as a unit had 1,363 base hits last season, including 267 doubles and 224 homers. Milwaukee walked 547 times last year and they struck out on 1,571 occasions. They left 1,088 men on base and had an OPS of .751. They scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 732 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers -128
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