St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 5/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Zach Davies
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
St. Louis opens at -103 while Milwaukee opens at -107. The Cardinals have a 18-27-5 over/under record and a 22-28-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 32-22-0 against the run line and have a 21-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 18-27-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-28-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 21-31-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 32-22-0 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 "?" Monday vs Milwaukee Brewers
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 28-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 2.88 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 50 strikeouts over his 56.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 411 base hits and 178 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 167 batters and struck out 420. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Martinez is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 57 hits this season in 182 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 134. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 189 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .344. The Cardinals have 406 hits, including 71 doubles and 59 home runs. St. Louis has walked 175 times so far this season and they have struck out 445 times as a unit. They have left 342 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 216 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 34-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.74, Zach Davies has a 2-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP this season. He has 27 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.49 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 234 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 402 base knocks and 187 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 192 hitters and struck out 456 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .371. He has 51 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 167 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 127. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 54 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Brewers as a unit have 452 base hits, including 89 doubles and 66 homers. Milwaukee has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 480 occasions. They have had 359 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 233 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -103
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