St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Luke Weaver vs. Brent Suter
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, May 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luke Weaver for the Cardinals and Brent Suter for the Brewers.
St. Louis opens at -107 while Milwaukee opens at -103. The Cardinals have a 17-27-5 over/under record and a 21-28-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 32-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 17-27-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-28-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 20-31-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 32-21-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/27/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31); expected to be activated & start Wednesday vs Milwaukee Brewers
05/27/18 CF Dexter Fowler Knee is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
05/27/18 P Greg Holland Hip 10-day DL (05/26)
05/19/18 P Matt Bowman Finger 10-day DL (05/17)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/10/18 P Carlos Martinez Back 10-day DL (05/09)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 10-day DL (05/06)
05/06/18 C Yadier Molina Groin 10-day DL (05/06)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/09/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 P Wade Miley Oblique 60-day DL (05/09)
04/25/18 1B Eric Thames Thumb 10-day DL (04/25)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26); is out for season
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 27-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 50 strikeouts over his 54.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 155 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 406 base hits and 174 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 413. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .240, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Martinez is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 56 hits this season in 177 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 137. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .346. The Cardinals have 398 hits, including 69 doubles and 59 home runs. St. Louis has walked 170 times so far this season and they have struck out 436 times as a unit. They have left 334 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 210 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 33-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.56, Brent Suter has a 4-3 record and a 1.31 WHIP this season. He has 42 strikeouts over the 53.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.44 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 231 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 392 base knocks and 180 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 190 hitters and struck out 450 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .365. He has 48 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 162 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 124. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 52 hits in 179 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Brewers as a unit have 441 base hits, including 87 doubles and 65 homers. Milwaukee has walked 172 times this year and they have struck out on 472 occasions. They have had 353 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 225 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -107
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks