St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers 6/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Junior Guerra
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Miller Park on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals and Junior Guerra for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +107 and Milwaukee at -117. The Cardinals have a 28-38-5 over/under record and a 30-41-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 42-31-0 against the run line and have a 28-43-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 28-38-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 30-41-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-43-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 42-31-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/10/18 P Alex Reyes Side is out for season
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
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)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
06/20/18 3B Travis Shaw Thumb is "?" Wednesday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
06/13/18 P Matt Albers Shoulder 10-day DL (06/12)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
05/30/18 3B Tyler Saladino Ankle 10-day DL (05/30)
05/09/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 P Wade Miley Oblique 60-day DL (05/09)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 38-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 62.2 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 241 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 585 base hits and 270 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 255 batters and struck out 597. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 66 hits this season in 243 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 119. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 261 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Cardinals have 586 hits, including 91 doubles and 92 home runs. St. Louis has walked 226 times so far this season and they have struck out 618 times as a unit. They have left 473 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 306 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 43-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.89, Junior Guerra has a 3-5 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 71.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 57 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 315 batters and walked 112 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 540 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 256 hitters and struck out 631 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Brewers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .369. He has 71 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 240 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 123. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 75 hits in 259 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Brewers as a unit have 607 base hits, including 118 doubles and 91 homers. Milwaukee has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out on 652 occasions. They have had 483 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 317 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers -117
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