Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (65-57, 1st in NL Central) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (64-60, 3rd in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Brewers open this game at +105 while the Cardinals are coming in at -115. The O/U has been set at 10.
The Brewers have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 64-60-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 53.3% of the time, going 65-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been an inconsistent Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 57-63-4.
The Brewers cover 45.2% of the time on the road, having gone 28-34-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis is covering 59.7% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 34-23-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a strong Under play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 48-66-8.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/18/2019 Lorenzo Cain CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/17/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/17/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/16/2019 Zach Davies SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/15/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/6/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
4/4/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/18/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/12/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 64-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 47 strikeouts over his 54.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 551 hitters and walked 226 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,092 base hits and 590 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 448 batters and struck out 1,131. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .251, good for 17th in the league. The Brewers hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 113 hits this season in 452 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .358 and an OPS+ of 74. Christian Yelich is hitting .335 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 421 at bats. His OPS+ is 182 while his slugging percentage is at .698. The Brewers have 1,074 hits, including 212 doubles and 202 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 467 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,180 times as a unit. They have left 894 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 601 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 65-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.44, Michael Wacha has a 6-6 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 94.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 461 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 984 base knocks and 481 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 408 hitters and struck out 1,047 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .323. He has 110 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 448 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 101. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 119 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Cardinals as a unit have 998 base hits, including 183 doubles and 153 homers. St. Louis has walked 389 times this year and they have struck out on 1,057 occasions. They have had 814 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 546 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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