St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 4/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Jhoulys Chacin
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Miller Park on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers.
The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -109 and Milwaukee at -101. The Cardinals have a 3-1-0 over/under mark and a 2-2-0 run line record. The Brewers are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 3-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 2-2-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 2-2-0 against the run line
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 have a 2-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez had a 12-11 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.22 last year. He had 217 strikeouts over his 205 innings pitched and he gave up 179 hits. He allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .304 against the bullpen and they've struck out 15 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 38 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 30. They have walked 4.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.65 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Yadier Molina is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 5 hits this season in 16 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .688 and an OPS+ of 171. Jose Martinez is hitting .357 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 14 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Cardinals have 35 hits, including 3 doubles and 8 home runs. St. Louis has walked 12 times so far this season and they have struck out 43 times as a unit. They have left 26 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 19 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 3-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, Jhoulys Chacin had a 13-10 record and a 1.27 WHIP last season. He had 153 strikeouts over the 180.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 157 hits. He allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.89 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 21 batters and walked 6 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 37 base knocks and 17 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 12 hitters and struck out 38 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 6th in the league. The Brewers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.3 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .500 with an OBP of .526. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 18 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .833 with an OPS+ of 258. Christian Yelich is hitting .389 this season and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 7 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Brewers as a unit have 41 base hits, including 11 doubles and 4 homers. Milwaukee has walked 10 times this year and they have struck out on 31 occasions. They have had 28 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 5.25 runs per game and totaled 21 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers -101
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