Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Jordan Lyles vs. Jack Flaherty
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (82-64, 1st in NL Central) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (78-68, 3rd in NL Central) on Saturday. The Brewers open this matchup at +185 while the Cardinals are priced at -200. The over/under has been set at 7.5.
The Brewers have been a decent pick for baseball bettors, having gone 78-68-0 SU. St. Louis covers 56.2% of the time, going 82-64-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a dicey Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 63-78-5.
The Brewers cover 48.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 35-37-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 63.9% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 46-26-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a dicey Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 60-78-8.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/12/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Out for the season
9/11/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/11/2019 Keston Hiura 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/10/2019 Manny Pina C Concussion Probable for Sep 13
9/10/2019 Christian Yelich RF Kneecap Out for the season
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/11/2019 Matt Wieters C Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Out for the season
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 78-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 127 strikeouts over his 125.1 innings pitched and he's given up 119 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 527 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 663 hitters and walked 260 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,258 base hits and 667 earned runs. They have allowed 205 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 523 batters and struck out 1,330. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .248, good for 20th in the league. The Brewers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 126 hits this season in 476 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 120. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 464 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Brewers have 1,244 hits, including 249 doubles and 228 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 563 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,390 times as a unit. They have left 1,074 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 689 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 82-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.99, Jack Flaherty has a 10-7 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 196 strikeouts over the 168.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 124 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 546 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,142 base knocks and 547 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 485 hitters and struck out 1,261 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .344. He has 140 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 537 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 110. Paul DeJong is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 128 hits in 528 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .451. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,208 base hits, including 227 doubles and 182 homers. St. Louis has walked 489 times this year and they have struck out on 1,227 occasions. They have had 988 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 681 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-200)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks