St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 5/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Reyes vs. Junior Guerra
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Reyes for the Cardinals and Junior Guerra for the Brewers.
St. Louis opens at +105 while Milwaukee opens at -115. The Cardinals have a 19-27-5 over/under record and a 22-29-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 33-22-0 against the run line and have a 22-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 19-27-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-29-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 22-31-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 33-22-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/29/18 CF Dexter Fowler Knee missed last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Milwaukee Brewers
05/27/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31); expected to be activated & start Wednesday 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 28-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Reyes is expected to make his debut for St. Louis. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 161 hitters and walked 74 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 3.57. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 421 base hits and 186 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 171 batters and struck out 427. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .239, good for 20th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Martinez is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 57 hits this season in 186 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 129. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 193 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .342. The Cardinals have 412 hits, including 72 doubles and 61 home runs. St. Louis has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 456 times as a unit. They have left 345 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 219 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 35-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.98, Junior Guerra has a 3-3 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 44 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.45 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 239 batters and walked 79 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 3.46. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 408 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 193 hitters and struck out 467 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 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 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .374. He has 53 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 171 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 131. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 54 hits in 187 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Brewers as a unit have 462 base hits, including 92 doubles and 68 homers. Milwaukee has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out on 487 occasions. They have had 364 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 241 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +105
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