Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Houser vs. Adam Wainwright
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (66-57, 1st in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (64-61, 3rd in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The Cardinals open this matchup at -140 while the Brewers are coming in at +130. The total is set at 9.5.
The Brewers have been less than ideal for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 64-61-0 SU. St. Louis covers 53.7% of the time, going 66-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been an inconsistent Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 57-64-4.
The Brewers are covering 44.4% of the time as a visitor, having gone 28-35-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 60.3% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 35-23-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a great Under bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 48-67-8.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/18/2019 Lorenzo Cain CF Oblique Probable for Aug 20
8/17/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/17/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
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
8/20/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/20/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
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 64-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adrian Houser has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 79 strikeouts over his 76.2 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 552 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 4.73. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,097 base hits and 593 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 1,136. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .249, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .334 with an on-base percentage of .426. He has 141 hits this season in 422 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .697 and an OPS+ of 182. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 453 at bats. His OPS+ is 74 while his slugging percentage is at .358. The Brewers have 1,075 hits, including 213 doubles and 202 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 472 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,188 times as a unit. They have left 901 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 601 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 66-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Adam Wainwright has a 9-8 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 126.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 462 batters and walked 169 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 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 3.98. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 985 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 413 hitters and struck out 1,055 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 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 26th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 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 Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .335. He has 119 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 460 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 110. Paul DeJong is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 111 hits in 451 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,003 base hits, including 183 doubles and 154 homers. St. Louis has walked 391 times this year and they have struck out on 1,062 occasions. They have had 818 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 549 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-140)
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